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Club theory: Thirty years later

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  • Todd Sandler
  • John Tschirhart

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This paper presents a self-contained survey of club theory with an emphasis on the contributions of the last fifteen years. Club goods are contrasted with pure public goods, and equilibrium and optimality notions are contrasted. After presenting three basic representations of club theory, we focus on recent advances and generalizations that include heterogeneous memberships, transaction costs, uncertain utilization, asymmetric information, and noncompetitive influences. An agenda for research is indicated that includes further analysis of asymmetric information, institutional structure, and applications. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Public Choice.

Volume (Year): 93 (1997)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 335-355

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Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:93:y:1997:i:3:p:335-355

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  8. Todd Sandler, 2013. "Buchanan clubs," Constitutional Political Economy, Springer, vol. 24(4), pages 265-284, December.
  9. Kanbur, Ravi & Clark, Simon, 2002. "Samuelson Machines and the Optimal Public-Private Mix," Working Papers 127321, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
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  12. Mohamed Bchir & Marc Willinger, 2013. "Does a membership fee foster successful public good provision? An experimental investigation of the provision of a step-level collective good," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 157(1), pages 25-39, October.
  13. Miyuki Nagashima & Rob Dellink, 2008. "Technology spillovers and stability of international climate coalitions," International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 8(4), pages 343-365, December.
  14. DeWald, Joshua & Espey, Molly & Hammig, Michael D., 2004. "Implementation of Village Self-Help Projects in the Kyrgyz Republic," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 32(11), pages 1927-1938, November.
  15. Nicholas E. Burger & Charles D. Kolstad, 2009. "Voluntary Public Goods Provision, Coalition Formation, and Uncertainty," NBER Working Papers 15543, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  16. Sandler, Todd, 2001. "On financing global and international public goods," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2638, The World Bank.
  17. Ahrens, Joachim & Ohr, Renate & Zeddies, Götz, 2006. "Enhanced cooporation in an enlarged EU," Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers 53, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics.
  18. Franks, Jeremy, 2010. "Boundary organizations for sustainable land management: The example of Dutch Environmental Co-operatives," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 70(2), pages 283-295, December.

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