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New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives

Advances in Local Public Economics

Theoretical and Empirical Studies

Editors: Kunizaki, M., Nakamura, K., Sugahara, K., Yanagihara, M. (Eds.)

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  • Covers broad new topics on both the theory and the empirics of local public finance
  • Presents through empirical research the recent circumstances of public finance surrounding local governments in Japan
  • Contains models that will interest not only public economics theorists but also empirical researchers on Japan’s local public finance
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This book introduces recent developments in both theoretical and empirical analyses of local public economics. Theories of those economics as well as empirical analyses have been developed dramatically in various directions in recent years.

One direction has been to reflect real economic circumstances, especially in Japan. In the early 2000s, Japan experienced the so-called great merger (or consolidation) of municipalities in the Heisei era (1999 through the present), with the number of municipalities shrinking from 3,232 to 1,821 for increasing administrative and financial efficiency. This phenomenon is mainly due to a drastic change in demography in Japan: the dimishing birthrate and aging population. Following the consolidation, regional coordination has been undertaken to raise overall administrative and financial efficiency. In sum, various types of public policies for tackling the decreasing birthrate and aging population have been carried out. Urban sprawl and the timing of municipal mergers are dealt with from a broad point of view, and public child care services and tax competition are investigated from a policy standpoint.

Another direction has been to incorporate new ideas for forming theoretical frameworks for local public finance, most of which have been based on static situations. In the recent trend toward globalization, local governments have attended not only to the welfare of residents but also to the interests of regional economic development. In addition, decision making by local governments has tended to be affected by political activities. Thus, the endogenous growth setting and lobbying activities for the activities of local governments are discussed in the book. With these new directions for analyses, the author tackles the topics of tax competition, cross-border shopping, local provision of public goods, and soft budgets, thus covering a broad range of aspects of local public finance.  

About the authors

Minoru Kunizaki, Department of Economics, Aichi University
Kazuyuki Nakamura, Faculty of Economics, University of Toyama
Kota Sugahara, Faculty of Economics, Kyoto Sangyo University

Mitsuyoshi Yanagihara, Graduate School of Economics, Nagoya University 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Fiscal Competition, Municipal Consolidation, and Regional Coordination

    Pages 3-16

    Kunizaki, Minoru

  • Coordinated State Capital Tax Reform in an Overlapping Generations Model

    Pages 17-28

    Shinozaki, Tsuyoshi (et al.)

  • Cross-Border Shopping with Fiscal Externalities

    Pages 29-47

    Kato, Hideya (et al.)

  • Subsidy Competition Between Regions: An Extension to Cross-shareholding and Employment Concerns

    Pages 49-64

    Hamada, Kojun (et al.)

  • Neutrality of Intergovernmental Transfers

    Pages 65-84

    Shinozaki, Tsuyoshi (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-3107-7
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3106-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Local Public Economics
Book Subtitle
Theoretical and Empirical Studies
Editors
  • Minoru Kunizaki
  • Kazuyuki Nakamura
  • Kota Sugahara
  • Mitsuyoshi Yanagihara
Series Title
New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives
Series Volume
37
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3107-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3107-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3106-0
Series ISSN
2199-5974
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 366
Number of Illustrations
32 b/w illustrations
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