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Why use Zillow data rather than just BLS rental data?

Housing/Shelter costs constitute around a third of inflation. I've noticed though in many reports people cite official BLS rent inflation data as well as rent data from Zillow and other such sources. ...
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Market failure in the provision of facilities for people with disabilities

In the US, I believe it is a statutory requirement that all places are accessible for people with disabilities. However, if it were not for this statutory requirement, I would imagine that accessible ...
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Real-world examples of rent-seeking games

In rent-seeking games, players use costly effort to compete for a reward. The objective function of player $i$ may be \begin{align} \pi_i(x_i) = \frac{x_i}{\sum_{j=1}^nx_j}R - c_ix_i, \end{align} ...
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Forcible Depreciation as Rent Seeking

Suppose that there are two firms making widgets. Spacely Sprockets spends €100M per year on non-labor inputs, of which €20M is depreciation on equipment and €80M is on raw materials. They spend €50M ...
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What is the difference between economic rent and economic profit?

I've been having a hard time understanding the distinction between economic rent and economic profit. As far as I understand it, the terms mean as follows: Economic rent is any revenue received by ...
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What's the name of that research that drew the conclusion that rent prices are increasing because people work more from home?

If you have other articles on the field, please share. Thank you
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What is the effect on shelter prices of raising interest rates?

In the UK, a rise in rates causes a rise in mortgage repayments. It can lead to landlords raising rents due to margin pressure, if their mortgage is not fixed or is close to the end of its fixed ...
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