DIW Weekly Report 35/36 / 2019
Residential heating accounts for almost one-fifth of Germany’s final energy consumption. This report evaluates an extensive database of heating bills for buildings with two or more apartments, representing more than two-thirds of the total housing stock in Germany. Despite commitments to pressing climate targets, the rate of thermal upgrades of the existing housing stock has remained low since the ...
2019| Puja Singhal, Jan Stede
DIW Weekly Report 38 / 2019
The present report presents new historical data based on country comparisons and research results regarding rent control and its long-term effect on the home ownership rate in 27 countries. Policy measures of rent control, protection against eviction, and housing space management have been widespread in most of the countries studied—particularly in continental Europe—in the past 100 years. At the same ...
2019| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Sebastian Kohl
Referierte Aufsätze Web of Science
Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we undertake a simultaneous assessment of the importance of factors that are individually found to be significant for the adoption of renewable energy systems by households but are not yet tested jointly. These are sociodemographic and housing characteristics, environmental concern, personality traits, and economic factors; i.e. the expected costs of ...
81 (2019), S. 216-226
| Anke Jacksohn, Peter Grösche, Katrin Rehdanz, Carsten Schröder
DIW Weekly Report 32 / 2019
Housing prices in many countries have increased significantly over the past years, fueling a fear that speculative price bubbles will return. However, it can be difficult for policymakers to recognize when regulatory interventions in the market are necessary to counteract bubbles. This report shows how modern machine learning methods can be used to forecast speculative price bubbles at an early stage. ...
2019| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Claus Michelsen
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Second generation rent control seeks to prevent negative quantity effects by exempting newly built units. The artificially lowered rent in the controlled segment makes renting attractive for households that would otherwise not have rented in the market, replacing households with higher willingness to pay for housing. These households bid up prices in the free market segment, giving rise to an opposite-sign ...
AEA Papers and Proceedings
109 (2019), S. 385-388
| Andreas Mense, Claus Michelsen, Konstantin A. Kholodilin
Referierte Aufsätze Web of Science
I investigate the welfare effect of conservation areas that preserve historic districts by regulating development. Such regulation may improve the quality of life but does so by reducing housing productivity—that is, the efficiency with which inputs (land and non-land) are converted into housing services. Using a unique panel dataset for English cities and an instrumental variable approach, I find ...
Journal of Economic Geography
19 (2019), 2, S. 433-464
| Sevrin Waights
SOEPpapers 1029 / 2019
The mental health and well-being of refugees are both prerequisites for and indicators of social integration. Using data from the first wave of a representative prospective panel of refugees living in Germany, we investigated how different living conditions, especially those subject to integration policies, are associated with experienced distress and life satisfaction in newly-arrived adult refugees. ...
2019| Lena Walther, Lukas M. Fuchs, Jürgen Schupp, Christian von Scheve
Diskussionspapiere 1780 / 2019
This article studies the evolution of housing rents in St. Petersburg between 1880 and 1917, covering an eventful period of Russian and world history. We collect and digitize over 5,000 rental advertisements from a local newspaper, which we use together with geo-coded addresses and detailed structural characteristics to construct a quality-adjusted rent price index in continuous time. We provide the ...
2019| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Leonid Limonov, Sofie R. Waltl
DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2019
According to the German Institute for Economic Research construction volume forecast, the country’s construction industry will continue to flourish in the coming years. Companies can count on a rise in the nominal construction volume of around 7.5 percent in 2019 and 6.5 percent next year. The industry’s business cycle continues to be supported by the flourishing residential construction sector, which ...
2019| Martin Gornig, Claus Michelsen, Martin Bruns
Diskussionspapiere 1778 / 2019
In the shadow of homeownership and public housing, social policy through the regulation of private rental markets is a neglected and underestimated field of social policy. This paper, therefore, presents unique new data on the development of private tenancy legislation through the binary coding of rent control, the protection of tenants from eviction, and rental housing rationing laws across more than ...
2019| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Sebastian Kohl, Yulia Prozorova, Julien Licheron