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Les politiques publiques de contrôle des loyers, comparaisons internationales et enseignements historiques (1914-2014)

Abstract : Abstract This report proposes a broadening of the research perspectives on the issue of rent control. Existing research on this issue mainly focuses on its adverse effects, rather than on the emergence and the evolution of different regimes of rent control. The objective of this text is to situate these regimes in their historical, geographical and institutional context. The report is composed of seven sections, combining different disciplinary approaches (history, economy, sociology, policy sciences, urban planning). Each of the sections sheds a different light on the issues related to rent control. Several sections exploit a dataset based upon the archives of a company who administered estates in Lyon. This dataset, partly developed in earlier research and completed during the current project, allows the evolution of rent control to be analysed on a very detailed level, and for a long time period (from the First World War until the 1960s). These detailed analyses are combined with a more generalist approach in the other sections, focusing on the evolution of rent control on a national level, or in cross-national perspective. The first three sections deal with the origins and the evolution of rent control in Europe and in the United States. In the first section, the emergence and the implementation of the moratorium on rents in France during the First World War is addressed. In the second section, the diversity of rent control regimes during the period in between the two World Wars and up to the 1970s is analysed. The third section deals with the most recent period, focusing in particular on the situations in Germany and the United-Kingdom. The following sections address the effects of rent control. The first section of this part of the report discusses the notion of “adverse effect”, which is often used as a prism for the analysis of rent control regimes. The following sections exploit the dataset mentioned above in order to qualify two of the effects that are frequently related to rent control: the effects on residential mobility, and the effects on maintenance (this last point being addressed in two separate sections).
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Loïc Bonneval, François Robert, Florence Goffette-Nagot, Roelof Verhage, Olivier Lemire-Osborne. Les politiques publiques de contrôle des loyers, comparaisons internationales et enseignements historiques (1914-2014) . [Rapport de recherche] Convention n° 2200807812 programme 135, Ministère de l’égalité des territoires et du logement Plan urbanisme construction architecture (PUCA). 2015, pp.213. ⟨halshs-01216695⟩



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