Mixing Government with Voluntaryism
AbstractThe provision of public goods by voluntary contributions alone is feasiblebut the outcome is suboptimal. This paper examines the potential for gove rnment supplementation of the voluntary contribution system in order to retain the basic features but improve the outcome. It is shown that attempted supplementation through taxes or subsidies either has no effect or does actual harm.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Columbia University, Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 1996_25.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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