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The Optimal Number of Charities

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  • Barla, P.
  • Pestieau, P.

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In this paper charity brings some joy of giving; it yields more contributions to public goods than standard "subscription", but its creation is costly. We compare the laissez-faire number of charities with both the second and the first-best level. In general, laissez-faire implies an underprovision of both charities and public goods.

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Paper provided by GREEN in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 0501.

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Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:lvl:lagrcr:0501

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  1. Bilodeau, M. & Slivinsky, A., 1994. "Toilet Cleaning and Department Chairing: Volunteering a public service," Cahiers de recherche 94-01, Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke.
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  1. PESTIEAU, Pierre & SATO, Motohiro, 2006. "Limiting the number of charities," CORE Discussion Papers 2006074, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).

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