Self-Serving Mayors and Local Government Consolidations in Japan
AbstractThis paper investigates local government consolidations with a focus on public choice aspects in the decision-making. Politicians could lose future payoffs if their locality merges with a larger counterpart, and they may sabotage the merger process. The analysis with data from 3,212 Japanese municipalities reveals that a long-serving mayor would present an obstacle to consolidation.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 201014.
Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 27 Aug 2010
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- H70 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - General
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