Evaluation of the effectiveness of the rent control introduced in 2015 to dampen rent increases in tight housing markets (Mietpreisbremse)

Completed Project

Project Management

Dr. Claus Michelsen

Project Period

January 1 - December 31, 2018

Commissioned by

Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMVJ)

In Cooperation With

Dr. Andreas Mense, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

The project investigates the effectiveness of the rent control for new rental contracts introduced in 2015. The effects of regulation on price formation in the regulated and unregulated housing market will be analyzed. In addition, the effects of the rent control on supply will be examined and the extent to which the law may have prevented investment will be studied.

DIW Team