Published in «Russian Journal of Housing Research»1 / 2019
DOI: 10.18334/zhs.6.1.40121

Global trends of state housing policy

Kholodilin Konstantin Arkadevich, German Institute for Economic Research; National Research University — Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia

Мировые тенденции государственной жилищной политики - View in Russian

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This article describes and analyzes the main instruments of governmental housing policy applied across the world. In addition, it proposes a quantitative approach to the measurement of the intensity of governmental regulation of rental housing market. Using the regulaiton intensity indices that characterizes such policy tools as the rent control, protection of tenants from eviction, and the rationing of housing, we show the main trends of state intervention in 81 countries/provinces between 1910 and 2017. Moreover, the article examines in more detail the housing policy in three countries: Germany, USA and Russia.


housing policy, housing rationing, protection against eviction, regulation indices, rent control, rental market

JEL-Classification: C54, K25, R38

Kholodilin K.A. (2019). Global trends of state housing policy [Mirovye tendentsii gosudarstvennoy zhilischnoy politiki]. Russian Journal of Housing Research, 6(1). (in Russian). – doi: 10.18334/zhs.6.1.40121.

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