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Optimal provision of public goods with altruistic individuals

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  • Ley, Eduardo

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We study the optimal provision of public goods in the context of a special class of altruistically linked utility functions. We show that the usual Samuelson condition holds as if the utility functions were independent.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 54 (1997)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 23-27

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:54:y:1997:i:1:p:23-27

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  2. Arjan Non, 2011. "Gift-Exchange, Incentives, and Heterogeneous Workers," CESifo Working Paper Series 3547, CESifo Group Munich.

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