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Local Public Investment and Regional Business Cycle Fluctuations in Japan

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  • Tomomi Miyazaki

    () (Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University)

  • Haruo Kondoh

    () (Department of Economics, Seinan Gakuin University)

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This paper examines the relationship between regional business cycle fluctuations and local public investment in Japan. The empirical results show the possibility that a part of the local public investment decided by political factors may amplify regional business cycle fluctuations. @ @

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  • Tomomi Miyazaki & Haruo Kondoh, 2016. "Local Public Investment and Regional Business Cycle Fluctuations in Japan," Discussion Papers 1624, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University.
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    Keywords

    Local public investment; Volatility of the regional economy; Regional business cycles;
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    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • H30 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - General
    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • R53 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Public Facility Location Analysis; Public Investment and Capital Stock

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