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A Note on Public Input Specifications

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  • Carsten Colombier
  • Michael Pickhardt

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Public or fiscal policy is sometimes concerned with the provision of some infrastructure. This paper deals with the specification of such infrastructures as public inputs. Among other things, and in contrast to relevant literature, it is shown that there is no identity between various public inputs concepts. Thus, the results help to avoid misspecifications and may contribute to better public policy designs concerning the provision of infrastructures. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 2005

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Article provided by Springer in its journal International Advances in Economic Research.

Volume (Year): 11 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 13-18

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Handle: RePEc:kap:iaecre:v:11:y:2005:i:1:p:13-18

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Cited by:
  1. A. Jesus Sanchez Fuentes & Diego Martinez Lopez, 2008. "Optimization in non-standard problems. An application to the provision of public inputs," Working Papers 08.07, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics.
  2. C. Colombier, 2009. "Growth effects of fiscal policies: an application of robust modified M-estimator," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 41(7), pages 899-912.

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