Household Mobility and the Moderate Leviathan: Efficiency and Decentralization

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Details zur Publikation

Autor(en): Wrede M
Zeitschrift: Regional Science and Urban Economics
Verlag: Elsevier
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 1998
Band: 28
Seitenbereich: 315-328
ISSN: 0166-0462
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract


Household mobility forces regional welfare maximizing governments – which are only interested in the well-being of their own residents – to provide local public goods efficiently

and to make interregional transfers which lead to a socially efficient population distribution.

On the one hand, this paper shows that in the presence of perfect household mobility, policy

makers, which are neither entirely benevolent nor wholly self-serving, use their instruments

to achieve internal and external efficiency even if the number of regions is small. On the

other hand, it is shown that regional moderate Leviathans choose an inefficient amount of

‘‘wasteful’’ expenditure.



FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Wrede, Matthias Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Sozialpolitik


Zitierweisen

APA:
Wrede, M. (1998). Household Mobility and the Moderate Leviathan: Efficiency and Decentralization. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 28, 315-328. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0166-0462(97)00037-9

MLA:
Wrede, Matthias. "Household Mobility and the Moderate Leviathan: Efficiency and Decentralization." Regional Science and Urban Economics 28 (1998): 315-328.

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