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  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Putting MARS into Space: Non Linearities and Spatial Effects in Hedonic Models

    Multivariate Adaptive Regression Spline (MARS) is a simple and powerful non-parametric machine learning algorithm that automatizes the selection of non-linear terms in regression models. In this study, we propose using MARS in a spatial regression framework to account for potential non-linearities and spatial effects in spatial regression models. Using a relatively large data set of 17,000 dwellings ...

    In: Papers in Regional Science 102 (2023), 4, S. 871-896 | Fernando A. López, Konstantin A. Kholodilin
  • DIW focus 9 / 2023

    Accelerate Thermal Modernization of Buildings with Minimum Standards for Buildings and Binding Retrofitting Targets

    The energy and climate crisis enhance the need for energy savings. In the building sector, these savings can be achieved primarily through thermal retrofitting. So far, progress in this area has been slow. To date, less than one percent of the residential building stock in Germany is retrofitted each year. The existing support programs alone offer too little reliability for the necessary investments ...

    2023| Sophie Behr, Merve Küçük, Karsten Neuhoff
  • SOEPpapers 1186 / 2023

    Health Implications of Building Retrofits: Evidence from a Population-Wide Weatherization Program

    What is the impact of housing upgrades on occupant health? Although economists and policymakers are certain about the health implications of housing upgrades, empirical evidence is largely missing or else only based on small-scale experiments in developing countries. This study provides the first population-representative quasi-experimental estimates based on a large-scale refurbishment program that ...

    2023| Steffen Künn, Juan Palacios
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Do Rent Controls and Other Tenancy Regulations Affect New Construction? Some Answers from Long-Run Historical Evidence

    In: International Journal of Housing Policy 23 (2023), 4, S. 671–691 | Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Sebastian Kohl
  • DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2023

    Construction Boom Coming to an End; Change in Policy Strategy Needed

    Following the construction boom of recent years in Germany, inflation and supply bottlenecks hit the industry hard in 2022. While nominal construction volume increased by nearly 14 percent, it decreased by two percent when adjusted for inflation. Residential construction, which is urgently needed, was particularly affected. In 2023 and 2024, it is expected that investors will show restraint and that ...

    2023| Martin Gornig, Laura Pagenhardt
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Rent Price Control – Yet Another Great Equalizer of Economic Inequalities? Evidence from a Century of Historical Data

    The long-run U-shaped patterns of economic inequality are standardly explained by basic economic trends (Piketty’s r > g), taxation policies or ‘great levellers’ such as catastrophes. This article argues that housing policy, and particularly rent control, is a neglected explanatory factor in understanding macro inequality. We hypothesize that rent control could decrease overall housing wealth, lower ...

    In: Journal of European Social Policy 33 (2023), 2, S. 169–184 | Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Sebastian Kohl
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Rent Control, Market Segmentation, and Misallocation: Causal Evidence from a Large-Scale Policy Intervention

    This paper studies market segmentation that arises from the introduction of rent control. When a part of the market remains unregulated, theory predicts an increase of free-market rents due to the misallocation of households to dwellings. To document this mechanism empirically, we study a large-scale policy intervention in the German housing market. We isolate the misallocation mechanism by exploiting ...

    In: Journal of Urban Economics 134 (2023), 103513, 22 S. | Andreas Mense, Claus Michelsen, Konstantin A. Kholodilin
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    The Hidden Homeownership Welfare State: An International Long-term Perspective on the Tax Treatment of Homeowners

    Welfare is traditionally understood as social security decommodifying labour markets or as social investment policies. In the domain of housing, however, welfare for homeowners is largely hidden in the tax codes’ fiscal exemptions. Based on a content analysis of legislation, this article introduces a novel yearly database of 37 countries between 1901 and 2020 to uncover the “hidden welfare state” of ...

    In: Journal of Public Policy 43 (2023), 1, S. 86–114 | Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Sebastian Kohl, Artem Korzhenevych, Linus Pfeiffer
  • Infographic

    Heating energy down slightly, climate targets still not met

    26.10.2022
  • Workshop

    2nd Workshop on Rent Control

    The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts from different countries and different disciplines (economics, history, law, sociology, etc.) whose “common denominator” is their interest in rent control. This event aims to be a forum for discussing rent control experiences around the world. It should also foster a stronger network among scholars, thus facilitating joint research...

    20.06.2022| Edward Goetz, Åke Gunnelin, Rosane Hungria Gunnelin, Aurora Iannello, Kyung-Hwan Kim. Dennis Keating, Sebastian Kohl, Stephen Malpezzi, Maya Mark, Aleksandar R. Miletić, Hugo Périlleux Sanchez, Linus Pfeiffer, Nikos Potamianos, Bo Söderberg, Lorenz Thomschke, Konstantin A. Kholodilin
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