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Redistribution as a Local Public Good Subject to Congestion

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  • Jaume Sempere

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    (Centro de Estudios Económicos (CEE) de El Colegio de México)

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    When analyzing migration policies, second best redistribution becomes a local public good subject to congestion. The remedial policy consists of a kind of second best finance for that good.

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    Article provided by in its journal Economia Mexicana NUEVA EPOCA.

    Volume (Year): XVII (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January-June)
    Pages: 49-62

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    Handle: RePEc:emc:ecomex:v:17:y:2008:i:1:p:49-62

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