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Regional redistribution policy and welfare in a two-region endogenous growth model

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  • Yutaro Murakami

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    (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

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    This paper constructs a two-region endogenous growth model with productive government expenditure to analyze the relationship between regional redistribution of public input and the welfare of residents in each region. This paper shows that the redistribution policy may be Pareto improving if the distribution rate of a more populous region is increased because it raises the equilibrium growth rate. Furthermore, the higher the inequalities between the labor populations are, the greater the possibility of a Pareto improving policy.

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    Paper provided by Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in its series Discussion Papers in Economics and Business with number 05-07.

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    Length: 29 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:osk:wpaper:0507

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    Keywords: Endogenous growth; Government expenditure; Regional distribution; Welfare; Pareto improving policy;

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