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Provision of a pure local public good in a spatial model with many jurisdictions

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  • Braid, Ralph M.
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    This paper examines the provision of a pure local public good in jurisdictions that are spaced evenly along an infinite line. Each jurisdiction either supplies the local public good, or else its residents travel to another jurisdiction to consume the local public good. The equilibrium spacing between jurisdictions which supply the local public good, which can be uneven (varying between a minimum spacing and a maximum spacing for given exogenous parameters), can be greater than, equal to, or less than the socially optimal spacing.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Public Economics.

    Volume (Year): 94 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 11-12 (December)
    Pages: 890-897

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:pubeco:v:94:y:2010:i:11-12:p:890-897

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    Keywords: Pure public good Local public good Spillovers Spatial model Jurisdictions;

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    1. Gaigné, Carl & Riou, Stéphane & Thisse, Jacques-François, 2013. "How to make the metropolitan area work? Neither big government, nor laissez-faire," CEPR Discussion Papers 9499, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

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