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Municipality amalgamation in Japan: an examination using event history analysis

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  • Katsuyoshi Nakazawa

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    (University of Toyo)

  • Tomohisa Miyashita

    (PHP research institute)

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This study considers the factors behind municipality amalgamations in Japan from fiscal year 1999 to 2005 using event history analysis. We use discrete-time logit model and 21,165 parson-year data. Our findings show that the central government’s “carrot and stick” policy strongly influenced municipality amalgamations for those with high ratios of inter-governmental grants to total revenue. Moreover, neighboring municipalities became the trigger for the amalgamation of other municipalities.

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Paper provided by Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung) in its series MAGKS Papers on Economics with number 201337.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:mar:magkse:201337

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  1. Liner, Gaines H, 1994. " Institutional Constraints, Annexation and Municipal Efficiency in the 1960s," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 79(3-4), pages 305-23, June.
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