Efficient Structure of Provision for Emergency Public Services
AbstractWe consider an economy in which a central government has to decide on the provision and location of an emergency public service the quality of which diminishes with distance. The emergency service has to attend a group of municipalities geographically located in a star-tree-graph. We derive the optimal location and provision, as well as the Lindahl prices for the emergency service. Also, we determine the minimum quality of service that makes efficient the existence of a unique provider for the whole economy. Conversely given any level of quality of service we identify the stable and efficient structure of provision.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES) in its series Discussion Papers (REL - Recherches Economiques de Louvain) with number 1999013.
Date of creation: 01 Mar 1999
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- Inarra, Elena, 1999. "Efficient Structure of Provision for Emergency Public Services," Open Access publications from UniversitÃ© catholique de Louvain info:hdl:2078.1/118074, Université catholique de Louvain.
- C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
- H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
- R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics
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