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Migration in Search of Good Government

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  • Amihai Glazer

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    (Department of Economics, University of California-Irvine)

  • Hiroki Kondo

    (Departament of Economics, Shinshu University)

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Residents both enjoy the policies adopted in their cities, and choose those policies. If some people can better evaluate policies than can others, then the most perceptive people will be the most willing to move to the city with better policies, thereby making that city more likely to adopt good policies in the future. Such migration can cause agglomeration, with some cities prospering and others failing.

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Paper provided by University of California-Irvine, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 050613.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2005
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Handle: RePEc:irv:wpaper:050613

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  1. Kosei Fukuda, 2012. "Population growth and local public finance in Japanese cities," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(15), pages 1941-1949, May.

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