Housing and Rent Control in British_Columbia A Report Prepared by the Interdepartmental Study Team on Housing and Rents. by British Columbia. Rent Review Commission.

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Other titlesReport of the British_Columbia Rent Review Commission.
ContributionsJaffary, K.
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And yet, governments near and far still implement rent control policies, allured by their short-term appeal. British Columbia had this debate in the s and s (when the Fraser Institute published its first book on this very topic), but here we are in having the same old argument.

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Van Nieuwerburgh’s model, which also studies an expansion of rent control, accounts for certain trade-offs in the real estate market. More rent control improves insurance provisions, but as the affordable housing mandates expand, costs increase and it reduces a developer’s incentive to build more housing.

The Do's and Don'ts of Housing Policy — Published on December 1, This book is the second in the Institute's on-going housing economics series, the first of which was: "Rent Control—A Popular Paradox." Economist Raymond Heung's book is a case study of housing in British Columbia.

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Rent control used to be a popular remedy, until cities realized that the side effects of the cure were worse than the disease. Two common methods of attempting to tackle housing today are social housing and inclusionary zoning.

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