The Normative Aspects of Rent Control

  • Craig P. Dunn
  • A. Quang Do
Part of the Research Issues in Real Estate book series (RIRE, volume 5)


Rent control occurs in various forms and is a prominent feature in many housing markets throughout the United States and in many countries around the world. In spite of an enormous literature, however, there has been very little discussion about the ethical aspects of rent regulations. This chapter uses the general ethics frameworks of concern for rights, overall welfare, and fairness to examine several of the key issues involved in rent control.


Business Ethic Housing Market Free Market Market Failure Housing Stock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Craig P. Dunn
    • 1
  • A. Quang Do
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management, College of Business AdministrationSan Diego State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Finance, College of Business AdministrationSan Diego State UniversityUSA

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