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Household behavior and individual autonomy: An extended Lindahl mechanism

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  • D’ASPREMONT, Claude

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    (Université catholique de Louvain, CORE, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

  • DOS SANTOS FERREIRA, Rodolphe

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    (BETA, Université de Strasbourg, F-67085 Srasbourg, France)

Abstract

We 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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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 2012014.

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Date of creation: 05 Apr 2012
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Keywords: intra-household allocation; household financial management; degree of autonomy; Lindahl prices; local income pooling; separate spheres;

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