Should we tax vacant dwellings? A search equilibrium model applied to the rental housing market

This article examines the effects of a tax on vacant dwellings. I use a search equilibrium model in which the distribution of rent is the result of the owners’ posting strategy. I show that this tax reduces the number of vacant dwellings and increases the average rent. ► This paper studies the renta...

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Volume: 117
Main Author: Ménard, Sébastien
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: LAUSANNE Elsevier B.V 01.10.2012
ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
published in: Economics letters Vol. 117; no. 1; pp. 88 - 90
Data of publication: October 2012
ISSN: 0165-1765
1873-7374
EISSN: 1873-7374
Discipline: Economics
Subjects:
R21
C78
D83
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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