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The Welfare Economics of Autarky, Federalism, and Federation Formation

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  • Rothstein, P.
  • Hoover, G.

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Consider a group of isolated or autarkic regions. If the regions from a federation, on expects to see greater efficiency in production at the cost of reduced local control over the distribution of consumption. Under what circumstances is this tradoff even potentially beneficial to all regions?

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  • Rothstein, P. & Hoover, G., 2000. "The Welfare Economics of Autarky, Federalism, and Federation Formation," Papers 207, Western Sydney - School of Business And Technology.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:wesybu:207
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    Keywords

    FEDERATION ; REGIONAL ECONOMY ; TAX POLICY;

    JEL classification:

    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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