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Status Equilibrium in Local Public Good Economies

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  • Anne van den Nouweland

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    (University of Oregon)

  • Myrna H. Wooders

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    (Vanderbilt University, Warwick University)

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We define a concept of status equilibrium for local public good economies. A status equilibrium specifies one status index for each agent in an economy. These indices determine agentsÂ’ cost shares in any possible jurisdiction. We provide an axiomatic charaterization of status equilibrium using consistency properties.

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Paper provided by University of Oregon Economics Department in its series University of Oregon Economics Department Working Papers with number 2005-14.

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Length: 20
Date of creation: 25 Sep 2005
Date of revision: 01 May 2008
Handle: RePEc:ore:uoecwp:2005-14

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Keywords: Local Public Goods; Status Equilibrium; Axiomatic Characterization;

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