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Sharing the Cost of a Public Good without Subsidies

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  • FLEURBAEY, Marc
  • SPRUMONT, Yves

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We study the construction of a social ordering function for the case of a public good financed by contributions from the population, and we extend the analysis of Maniquet and Sprumont (2004) to the case when contributions cannot be negative, i.e. agents cannot receive subsidies from others.

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Paper provided by Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 08-2006.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:mtl:montec:08-2006

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Keywords: social ordering; public good; maximin;

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  1. Francois Maniquet & Yves Sprumont, 2002. "Fair Production and Allocation of an Excludable Nonrival Good," Economics Working Papers 0014, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science.
  2. Moulin, Herve, 1987. "Egalitarian-Equivalent Cost Sharing of a Public Good," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 55(4), pages 963-76, July.
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