Public goods and optimal paternalism under present-biased preferences
AbstractThis paper concerns the provision of a state-variable public good in a two-type model under present-biased consumer preferences. The preference for immediate gratification facing the high-ability type weakens the incentive to adjust public provision in response to the self-selection constraint.
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Volume (Year): 113 (2011)
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