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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate a fiscal common pool problem in Japanese municipal mergers. Specifically, we investigated whether the merged municipalities rapidly their increase expenditures and bond just before mergers. Because the likelihood of Japanese municipal mergers depends on a municipality-s characteristics such as population size, area, and fiscal conditions, municipal mergers are a non-voluntary and non-random phenomenon in Japan. Therefore, identify causal effects by applying propensity score matching within a differences-in-differences framework to address the problems of endogenous bias and sample selection bias. In particular, we focus on the subordinate merger partner in absorption-type merger. Our results show that the subordinate merger partner suffers from adverse fiscal conditions and creates the fiscal common pool problem in public projects just before mergers.



Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: Evaluation of the fiscal effect on municipal mergers: Quasi-experimental evidence from Japanese municipal data-

English Title: Evaluation of the fiscal effect on municipal mergers: Quasi-experimental evidence from Japanese municipal data-

Language: English-

Keywords: fiscal common pool problem, municipal mergers, propensity score matching with differences-in-differences, average treatment effect on treated, subordinate merger partner-

Subjects: H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government ; Intergovernmental Relations > H72 - State and Local Budget and ExpendituresH - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government ; Intergovernmental Relations > H73 - Interjurisdictional Differentials and Their EffectsH - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government ; Intergovernmental Relations > H74 - State and Local Borrowing-





Autor: Hirota, Haruaki

Fuente: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/72455/







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