Household behavior and individual autonomy: An extended Lindahl mechanism
AbstractWe present a comprehensive model of household economic decision covering both fully cooperative and non-cooperative cases as well as semi- cooperative cases, varying with income distribution and a parameter vector ÷ representing degrees of individual autonomy with respect to the public goods. In this model, the concept of "household ÷-equilibrium" is introduced through the reformulation of the Lindahl equilibrium for Nash-implementation and its extension to semi-cooperation. Existence is proved and some generic properties derived. An example is given to illustrate. Finally, a particular decomposition of the pseudo-Slutsky matrix is derived and the testability of the various models discussed.
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intra-household allocation; household financial management; degree of autonomy; Lindahl prices; local income pooling; separate spheres;
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- D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
- C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
- H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
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