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Rational Eviction: How Landlords Use Evictions in Response to Rent Control

Rent control policies seek to ensure affordable and stable housing for current ten- ants; however, they also increase the incentive for landlords to evict tenants since rents re-set when tenants leave. We exploit variation across zip codes in policy …

Housing Affordability and Domestic Violence: The Case of San Francisco's Rent Control Policies

Policy advocates claim that one benefit of rent control may be decreased intimate partner violence (IPV). However, the theoretical effects of rent control on IPV are ambiguous. Rent control may lessen financial stressors within a relationship and …

Who Profits from Amateurism? Rent-sharing in Modern College Sports

Intercollegiate amateur athletics in the US largely bars student-athletes from sharing in any of the profits generated by their participation, which creates substantial economic rents for universities. These rents are primarily generated by men’s …