This thesis is a study of the economic effects of rent control and
other rental housing market policies.
The analysis is conducted in a neoclassical framework, although
some peculiarities of the housing market are taken into account.
The case for government intervention is considered from both
efficiency and equity points of view. The case for intervention on
efficiency grounds is found to be very weak. If government has a redistributive
objective, housing is one medium by which...[Show more]
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