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									                    The European Journal of Comparative Economics
                                        Vol. 8, n. 1, pp. 47-75
                                             ISSN 1722-4667



      The Regulation of Residential Tenancy Markets in
      Post-War Western Europe: An Economic Analysis1
                                         Juan S. Mora-Sanguinetti2
  Abstract

  This paper provides an economic analysis of the post-war regulation of European tenancy markets.
  Two representative types of market regulation are analyzed: the introduction of compulsory duration
  clauses in tenancy contracts (as a means of protecting the tenant against eviction); and rent control
  policies. First, the study describes and analyzes the recent history of such regulations in Spain, Italy,
  Finland and the UK, in order to draw some general conclusions about the evolution of European
  institutions in recent decades. Their effects are then explored by adapting a theoretica
								
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