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MOCHIDA, Nobuki Personal Website
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Faculty of Economics,
The University of Tokyo,
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033
mochida at e.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Research Field
Public Finance, Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations
Research Theme
Research theme is an intergovernmental fiscal relation. My treatment explicitly recognize the importance of historical and
institutional factors, while at the same time setting out with great clarity the fundamental economic principles that can inform fiscal
As an indication of research, I have published two books, namely Fiscal Decentralization and State-Local Finance (in Japanese) and Fiscal Decentralization and Local Public Finance in Japan (in English).
In addition, I have made positive research on such specific fields as; fiscal equalization system, subnational value added tax and soft budgets constraints. As for the first, I have arranged an international conference and published the papers presented. As for the subnational VAT, I have explored the possibility of destination principle without boarder tax adjustments and published book coauthored with Horiba and Mochizuki. Concerning with soft budgets constraints, I have carried out basic research.
Apart from these, I have published Public Finance as a standard text book for undergraduate students.