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Advances in Public Economics
This paper offers a test of the median voter hypothesis in Japan. We have comprehensively studied the hypothesis in Japanese local finance for first time. Analyzing the hypothesis in Japan is important to investigate whether local expenditures reflects voter's preference or not. Unfortunately, we cannot obtain official data on the median (voter's) income in Japan. Therefore data by prefecture is constructed in this paper. Using this, we estimate the demand functions of local public goods indoi:10.1007/978-3-642-57654-6_7 fatcat:gl3lt5rtqvb2bn5y37or2sfysy