Poverty Traps With Local Allocation Tax Grants In Japan
AbstractThis essay investigates poverty traps related to Local Allocation Tax (LAT) grants in Japan. LAT grants, which are transfers of funds from the central government to local governments, make efforts for enhancing regional economic growth, due to the calculation of the LAT grants. Using a simple dynamic model, we show that LAT grants lower regional income and are a disincentive to localities to increase their estimated tax revenue. Using panel Granger (non-)causality tests, we find empirical support for asserting that there are poverty traps due to the LAT grants in Japan.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Japanese Economic Association in its journal Japanese Economic Review.
Volume (Year): 61 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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- Takero Doi, 2010. "Poverty traps with Local Allocation Tax grants in Japan," Keio/Kyoto Joint Global COE Discussion Paper Series 2010-002, Keio/Kyoto Joint Global COE Program.
- H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism
- O43 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Institutions and Growth
- R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
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