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Social Rewards, Externalities and Stable preferences

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  • Fershtman, C.
  • Weiss, Y.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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This paper examines the role of social rewards as a corrective mechanism for activities which generate externalities. The focus of this paper is the circumstances under which sicial rewards provide effective and feasible incentive mechanism that may replace laws and regulations.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 1996-28.

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Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:199628

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Keywords: public choice; externalities; preferences;

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