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Fiscal Policy and Regional Business Cycle Fluctuations in Japan

  • Miyazaki, Tomomi

This paper examines the relationship between fiscal policy and regional business cycle fluctuations in Japan. In particular, we focus on the effects of “discretionary” changes in public investment, a portion of investment unrelated to the current state of macroeconomic circumstances. The empirical results show that such types of public investment amplify regional business cycle fluctuations.

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Paper provided by Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in its series Discussion Paper Series with number 583.

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Length: 40 p.
Date of creation: Mar 2013
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Handle: RePEc:hit:hituec:583
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