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Implementing Lindahl allocations by a withholding mechanism

  • Tian, Guoqiang

This paper investigates the problem of designing mechanisms whose Nash allocations coincide with Lindahl allocations for public goods economies when initial endowments are private information and unreported endowments are consumed (withheld) but are not destroyed. It will be noted that the mechanism presented here is individually feasible, balanced, and continuous. Besides, we allow preferences of agents to be nontotal-nontransitive and discontinuous.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Mathematical Economics.

Volume (Year): 22 (1993)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 169-179

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Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:22:y:1993:i:2:p:169-179
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  1. Hurwicz, L, 1979. "Outcome Functions Yielding Walrasian and Lindahl Allocations at Nash Equilibrium Points," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 46(2), pages 217-25, April.
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