Bargaining over Public Goods
In a simple public good economy, we propose a natural bargaining procedure, the equilibria of which converge to Lindahl allocations as the cost of bargaining vanishes. The procedure splits the decision over the allocation in a decision about personalized prices and a decision about output levels for the public good. Since this procedure does not assume price-taking behavior, it provides a strategic foundation for the personalized taxes inherent in the Lindahl solution to the public goods problem. Copyright � 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc..
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Volume (Year): 11 (2009)
Issue (Month): 6 (December)
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