Seminar

Seminar: Short-term rentals and the housing market: Quasi-experimental evidence from Airbnb in Los Angeles

Dinsdag 16 april geeft Hans Koster (VU) een presentatie getiteld: 'Short-term rentals and the housing market: Quasi-experimental evidence from Airbnb in Los Angeles'

Datum
16 april 2019
Tijd
13:00 - 14:00
Locatie
CPB-kantoor, Bezuidenhoutseweg 30, Den Haag (Vergaderzaal 3 - Braamzaal)
Presentatie
Hans Koster (VU)
Discussant
Stefan Groot (CPB)
Voertaal
English

Online short-term rental (STR) platforms such as Airbnb have grown spectacularly. We study the e ects of STR-platforms on the housing market using a quasi-experimental research design. 18 out of 88 cities in Los Angeles County have severely restricted short-term rentals by adopting Home Sharing Ordinances. We apply a panel regression-discontinuity design around the cities' borders. Ordinances reduced listings by 50% and housing prices by 3%. Difference-in-differences estimates show that ordinances reduced rents by 3%. These estimates imply large effects of Airbnb on property values in areas attractive to tourists (e.g. an increase of 14% within 5km of Downtown LA).

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