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Migration in search of good government

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  • Glazer, Amihai
  • Kondo, Hiroki

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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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  • Glazer, Amihai & Kondo, Hiroki, 2007. "Migration in search of good government," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 37(6), pages 703-716, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:regeco:v:37:y:2007:i:6:p:703-716
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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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