Immigration and Rental Prices of Residential Housing: Evidence from the Fall of the Berlin Wall

  title={Immigration and Rental Prices of Residential Housing: Evidence from the Fall of the Berlin Wall},
  author={Kathleen Kuerschner},
The fall of the Berlin Wall on 9th November 1989 sparked a mass exodus of East Germans to West Germany. This paper exploits the natural experiment provided by the unexpected disintegration of socialist East Germany to study the impact that immigration has on residential housing rents in recipient regions. Using a spatial correlation approach, annual district-level migration data for 1991 and 1992 and unique rental price indicators from Germany's major regional property market information system… Expand

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