Is rent control actually a "bad idea"?

A lot of people say that rent control is one of the few economic policies we can confidently say is objectively bad. They say this because 99% of economists agree that its a bad policy. This hasn't really phased me, because from my layman's POV, 99% of economists are wrong about most things. I have read a couple of studies criticizing rent control and then I read a study criticizing those criticisms. The latter seemed much more convincing as it pointed out sever methodological flaws with with the former. Mainly, it appears as though most rent control critiques attribute 100% of the rise in rents to the enactment of rent control, and ignore the fact that rent in big cities would increase without rent control as well. I want to hear what an economist without brain worms has to say about this. I did a quick google search beforehand and it doesn't look like you've addressed this before.

Showing 3 reactions

How would you tag this suggestion?
Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • John Huide
    commented 2024-03-06 15:28:21 -0500



    <a href=“ссылка”>анкор</a>

    <a href=“ссылка”>анкор</a>

  • Aaron Delatorre
    commented 2023-10-31 06:18:34 -0400
    I stumbled upon this gem of a website while searching for insights on casino cashback bonus . The content is not only informative but also well-organized, making it easy for readers to grasp the nuances of different cashback schemes. What sets this site apart is its curated list of top-notch casino platforms offering these bonuses. If you’re keen on getting the most out of your gaming experience, bookmark this site for sure.
  • Chayce Rodriguez
    published this page in Ask Prof. Wolff 2019-10-31 18:10:58 -0400