Yamamura, Eiji (2010): Public policy, trust and growth: disclosure of government information in Japan.
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Since the end of the 1990s, local governments in Japan have enacted Information Disclosure Ordinances, which require the disclosure of official government information. This paper uses Japanese prefecture-level data for the period 1998–2004 to examine how this enactment affected economic growth. Furthermore, this paper explores how generalized trust is associated with the effect of information disclosure on economic growth. The Dynamic Panel model is used to control for unobserved prefecture specific effects and endogenous bias. The major findings are: (1) disclosure of government information has a positive effect on GDP growth; and (2) generalized trust enhances this effect on GDP growth. This implies that social trust has a critical influence on the effectiveness of policy.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Public policy, trust and growth: disclosure of government information in Japan.|
|Keywords:||Information disclosure; Local government; Trust; Growth|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D73 - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D78 - Positive Analysis of Policy-Making and Implementation
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D79 - Other
|Depositing User:||eiji yamamura|
|Date Deposited:||27. Dec 2010 19:49|
|Last Modified:||18. Feb 2013 03:08|
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