This paper investigates the politicoeconomic properties of the fiscal reconstruction process in Japan by analyzing the dynamic game among local interest groups with concessions of region-specific privileges. Free-riding behavior of local interest groups brings numerous deficits. Our empirical evidence indicates that local privileges were powerful in the 1990s, which is the main reason fiscal reconstruction did not perform very well in the 1990s.
|ジャーナル||Journal of The Japanese and International Economies|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2002 12|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics
- Political Science and International Relations