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Axiomatization of Ratio Equilibria in Public Good Economies

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  • van den Nouweland, A.
  • Wooders, M.H.

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Using consistency properties, we characterize the cost-sharing scheme arising from the ratio equilibrium concept for economies with public goods. The characterization turns out to be surprisingly simple and direct. In contrast to most axiomatic characterizations based on reduced games and consistency properties, our characterization requires that in the reduced game, the players take as given the proportions of the costs paid by the members of the complementary player set, rather than their utility levels.

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Paper provided by University of Warwick, Department of Economics in its series The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) with number 585.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:wrk:warwec:585

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Keywords: COSTS ; PUBLIC GOODS ; GAMES;

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  1. Anne van den Nouweland & Myrna H. Wooders, 2005. "Status Equilibrium in Local Public Good Economies," University of Oregon Economics Department Working Papers 2005-14, University of Oregon Economics Department, revised 01 May 2008.
  2. Nizar Allouch, 2009. "A Competitive Equilibrium for a Warm Glow Economy," Working Papers 641, Queen Mary, University of London, School of Economics and Finance.
  3. Currarini, Sergio, 2002. "Voting on public goods in multi-jurisdictional systems," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 56(2), pages 215-230, June.
  4. Anne van den Nouweland & Myrna H. Wooders, 2005. "Status Equilibrium for Local Public Good Economies," Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers 0523, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics.
  5. Wolfgang Buchholz & Wolfgang Peters, 2005. "Justifying the Lindahl Solution as an Outcome of Fair Cooperation," CESifo Working Paper Series 1536, CESifo Group Munich.
  6. van den Nouweland, Anne & Wooders, Myrna, 2011. "Share equilibrium in local public good economies," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(3), pages 376-381.

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