562015-03-24 , 法政大学大学院理工学・工学研究科
In this study the influence of "the great Heisei merger" of the municipalities in Japan on their budget efficiency. Budget expenses are compared between merged municipalities and non-merged ones that belong to the same group characterized by a population scale and industrial structure. It is found that the merged municipality depraved their budget efficiency relatively to non-merged ones. The special merger bond is a probably responsible.