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Christine Whitehead

September 20th, 2022

Changing Patterns of Rent Control in Europe

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Christine Whitehead

September 20th, 2022

Changing Patterns of Rent Control in Europe

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Given the huge increases in rents, European cities, including in particular  Paris, Berlin and  Barcelona, have opted for a now classic but no less controversial solution: temporary measures to control rental prices. This debate is taking place at different scales, from national and local  policymaking to theoretical reflections with pressures to increase controls growing across Western Europe. Our Deputy Director Prof. Christine Whitehead joined the EHNR Conference on “The fight for the right to housing. The pressures of globalisation and affordability in today’s cities” held in Barcelona by giving a presentation at the third plenary session on September 1st on “Putting Rent under Control: Models, Evidence and Debate”. Christine discussed the evolution of rent control mechanisms in Europe, tracing developments  from their introduction in the early 20th century to the most recent concerns in response to the current cost to  living crisis.

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Christine Whitehead

Professor Christine Whitehead is the Deputy Director of LSE London. Christine is an applied economist whose research is well-known in both academic and policy circles and is Emeritus Professor of Housing Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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