Getting the Scoop on Off-Campus Housing
The Journal printed this article yesterday concerning off-campus housing concerns. SUU is working on a website where students can provide information about their experiences with off-campus apartments and managers. These surveys are meant to help students know which units have good management, and which unit managers are struggling. I think this is a good example of how symmetrical information can help to shift surplus. For example, if students publish in their surveys that the managers of XYZ Apartments are not cooperative, the demand for these apartments will go do down and the managers will have to lower rents to attract renters. This would shift some of the surplus away from the apartment owners (suppliers). Do you agree?