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Podcast: David Law on the perils of rent controls

Following the release of his recent research note, Rent controls: The next mistake in housing policy, Dr David Law highlights some of the issues of rent controls and explains why it is often older, and high-income earners who end up benefitting the most when rent controls are introduced.

 

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Dr David Law
Podcast
6 May, 2021
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Why rent controls won't fix the housing crisis

Senior Fellow Dr David Law and Renters' United spokesperson Ashok Jacok discuss their views on rent controls on Radio New Zealand's Morning Report programme. The government's housing package, released last month, primarily focused on measures to dampen housing demand, particularly from those who provide rental services, rather than the key drivers of inadequate housing supply. Read more

Dr David Law
Morning Report - Radio NZ
30 April, 2021
Key in door housing v3

Bomb Bay Doors Open

The government’s new housing package, announced in March, will increase rents, and reduce the supply of rental accommodation to the detriment of many. Pressure to intervene in the rental market is already mounting. Read more

Dr David Law
Insights Newsletter
30 April, 2021

Media release: The perils of rent control in New Zealand

The Government’s recent housing package announcement primarily focused on measures to dampen housing demand, particularly from those who provide rental accommodation services, rather than the key drivers of inadequate housing supply. Focusing on these measures is likely to have little effect on housing affordability in the long run. Read more

Media release
29 April, 2021
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Podcast: Oliver Hartwich and Jordan Williams discuss incentives for councils

Following the National Party's housing policy announcement, The New Zealand Initiative's executive director Dr Oliver Hartwich and the Taxpayers' Union executive director Jordan Williams discuss their views on fiscal incentives for councils as a way to encourage more houses to be built.

 

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Dr Oliver Hartwich
Jordan Williams
Podcast
20 April, 2021

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