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Rules and Levels in the Provision of Public Goods: The Role of Complementarities between the public Good and Taxed Commodities

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    This paper revisits the question of whether the second-best level of public good provision is lower than the first-best level in a standard model of public good provision with identical consumers. The role played by the complementarities between the public good and the private commodities is clarified. Furthermore, it is shown that the second-best level is indeed below the first-best level if the Hicksian demands for the taxed commodities are independent of the level of public good provision. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal International Tax and Public Finance.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 83-91

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:itaxpf:v:7:y:2000:i:1:p:83-91

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    Keywords: public final good; second best; complementarity; Ramsey taxation;

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    1. Ming Chang & Hsiao-Ping Peng, 2012. "Laffer effect, gross substitution, marginal cost of public funds and the level property of public good provision," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 19(5), pages 650-659, October.
    2. A. Sanchez & Diego Martinez, 2011. "Optimization in Non-Standard Problems. An Application to the Provision of Public Inputs," Computational Economics, Society for Computational Economics, vol. 37(1), pages 13-38, January.
    3. Diego Martinez Lopez & A. Jesus Sanchez Fuentes, 2006. "On the optimal level of public inputs," Working Papers 06.34, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics, revised Mar 2008.
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    5. Wendner, Ronald & Goulder, Lawrence H., 2008. "Status Effects, Public Goods Provision, and the Excess Burden," MPRA Paper 8260, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. José Manuel González-Páramo & Diego Martínez López, 2002. "Provisión eficiente de inversión pública financiada con impuestos distorsionantes," Economic Working Papers at Centro de Estudios Andaluces E2002/08, Centro de Estudios Andaluces.
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