A Solution to the Problem of Externalities When Agents Are Well-Informed
The author describes a class of simple two-stage mechanisms that implement efficient allocations as subgame-perfect equilibria for economic environments involving externalities. These mechanisms, known as compensation mechanisms, solve a wide variety of externalities problems, including implementation of Lindahl allocations, regulation of monopoly, and efficient solutions to the prisoner's dilemma. Copyright 1994 by American Economic Association.
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Volume (Year): 84 (1994)
Issue (Month): 5 (December)
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