Political Economics of Income Inequality, Redistributive Policy, and Interregional Migration

  • Moriki Hosoe
  • Tadahisa Ohno
  • Akira Kawasaki


This investigation reveals how regional redistributive policies in two regions and intra-regional migration are developed with income inequality in the framework of fiscal federation. Generally speaking, the main objectives of government are provision of public goods and services and easing of economic inequality among residents. We confine ourselves to discussion of economic inequalities and redistributive policy under a fiscal federation in order to focus on income disparity issue. Generally, fiscal federalism is said to promote competition for mobile resources with the division of policy responsibilities among different levels of government (see Waldasin 2008).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moriki Hosoe
    • 1
  • Tadahisa Ohno
    • 2
  • Akira Kawasaki
    • 3
  1. 1.Kyushu University (Emeritus Professor)FukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Kumamoto UniversityKumamotoJapan
  3. 3.Oita UniversityOitaJapan

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