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Cost sharing: efficiency and implementation

  • Kaplan, Todd R.
  • Wettstein, David

We study environments where a production process is jointly shared by a finite group of agents. The social decision involves the determination of input contribution and output distribution. We define a competitive solution when there is decreasing returns-to-scale and show that it leads to a Pareto optimal outcome.

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

Volume (Year): 32 (1999)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 489-502

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Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:32:y:1999:i:4:p:489-502
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