Ameliorating congestion by income redistribution
AbstractConsider a community with individuals who consume a private good and use a congestible facility. Without a congestion fee, use of the congestible facility will exceed the socially optimal level. We show that under some conditions this externality problem can be solved by income redistribution. Indeed, the poor can gain from a redistribution to the rich.
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- Glazer, Amihai & Konrad, Kai A., 1993. "Ameliorating Congestion by Income Redistribution," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt7k0387sw, University of California Transportation Center.
- Glazer, Amihai & Konrad, Kai A., 2000. "Ameliorating congestion by income redistribution," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt9x4571d8, University of California Transportation Center.
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