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Better to give than to receive? Altruistic provision of a global public good

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  • Abul Naga, Ramses H.
  • Jones, Philip

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Developed countries may gain more than developing countries from the provision of a global public good: the greater their valuation of the good, the higher the productivity of developing countries’ contributions and the more developed countries derive satisfaction from altruism.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 115 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 480-483

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:115:y:2012:i:3:p:480-483

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Keywords: Global public goods; Altruism; Efficient treaties;

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  1. Anand, P.B., 2002. "Financing the Provision of Global Public Goods," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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