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Construction industry momentum continues – state stimulus impacts prices

By Martin Gornig, Claus Michelsen, and Martin Bruns 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 ...

14.01.2019| Martin Johannes Bruns, Martin Gornig, Claus Michelsen
DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2019

Construction Industry Momentum Continues – State Stimulus Impacts Prices

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

2019| Martin Gornig, Claus Michelsen, Martin Bruns
Research project

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

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 ...

Completed Project| Forecasting and Economic Policy
DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2018

Construction Sector: End of the Boom at New Buildings

New residential construction, in particular apartment complexes, has driven the growth in Germany’s construction industry in recent years. In 2018 and 2019 the volume of new construction will continue to expand. However, its rate of expansion will

2018| Martin Gornig, Claus Michelsen
DIW Weekly Report 32 / 2019

High Risk of a Housing Bubble in Germany and Most OECD Countries

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 .

2019| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Claus Michelsen
Press release

Increasing numbers of older individuals in Germany burdened by housing costs

Housing costs have risen sharply since 1996, especially for renters - Two thirds of older renting households spend over 30 percent of their income on rent compared with 38 percent in 1996 – People living alone in particular are affected by high

03.07.2019
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The Effects of Second-Generation Rent Control on Land Values

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 ...

In: AEA Papers and Proceedings 109 (2019), S. 385-388 | Andreas Mense, Claus Michelsen, Konstantin A. Kholodilin
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Do immigrants prefer regions in which people are generally more open towards immigrants and immigration?

In my dissertation, I analyse the effect of migrant-open climate on immigrant location choice: Do immigrants prefer regions in which people are generally more open towards immigrants and immigration? I argue that to maximise well-being, ...

10.05.2019| Vera Guill (BGSS)
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The Preservation of Historic Districts - Is It Worth It?

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 input

In: Journal of Economic Geography 19 (2019), 2, S. 433-464 | Sevrin Waights
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