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Public-Good Productivity Differentials and Non-Cooperative Public-Good Provision

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  • Eduardo Ley

    (FEDEA, Madrid & Resources for the Future, Washington DC)

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We explore the generality of Konrad and Lommerud (1995)'s Rotten Spouse Theorem. While the result holds for an arbitrary number of agents, it fails to hold for general technologies. We discuss some of the implications for CO2-emissions models.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Public Economics with number 9611001.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 25 Nov 1996
Date of revision: 28 May 1997
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwppe:9611001

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Keywords: Rotten Spouse; CO2 abatement; climate change;

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