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Household Mobility and the Moderate Leviathan: Efficiency and Decentralization


Publication Details
Author(s): Wrede M
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 1998
Volume: 28
Pages range: 315-328
ISSN: 0166-0462
Language: English

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.



How to cite
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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