Optimal public goods provision: implications of endogenizing the labor/leisure choice
AbstractConventional analysis of public goods provision aggregates individual willinness to pay while treating income as exogenous, ignoring the fact that we generate income to allow us to purchase utility-generating goods. We explore the implications of endogenizing the laborl/leisure decision by explicitly considering leisure demand in a model of public goods provision. We consider benefit analysis of public goods provision and find that increments of the public good will generally be under-valued using conventional analysis while decrements to the public good (rare in public good settings) will be overvalued.
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environmental economics; willingness-to-pay; willingness-to-accept; valuation; public goods; public goods provision; benefit-cost analysis;
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- Nicholas E. Flores & Philip E. Graves, 2008. "Optimal Public Goods Provision: Implications of Endogenizing the Labor/Leisure Choice," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 84(4), pages 701-707.
- D0 - Microeconomics - - General
- H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods
- D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
- A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
- N5 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries
- Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
- D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
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