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On the efficient provision of public goods by means of biased lotteries: The two player case

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  • Franke, Jörg
  • Leininger, Wolfgang

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In this paper we analyze how biased lotteries can be used to overcome the free-riding problem in voluntary public good provision. We characterize the optimal combinations of bias and lottery prize and the conditions that guarantee efficient public good provision in equilibrium.

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  • Franke, Jörg & Leininger, Wolfgang, 2014. "On the efficient provision of public goods by means of biased lotteries: The two player case," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 125(3), pages 436-439.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:125:y:2014:i:3:p:436-439
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2014.10.024
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    1. Damianov, Damian S. & Peeters, Ronald, 2017. "On the disclosure of ticket sales in charitable lotteries," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 150(C), pages 73-76.
    2. repec:eee:ecolet:v:159:y:2017:i:c:p:61-64 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Public good provision; Biased lotteries; Charities;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods

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