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Voluntary provision of a public good and individual morality

  • Bilodeau, Marc
  • Gravel, Nicolas

This paper examines some consequences of the assumption that individuals constrain morally their behaviour in games in general and in games of voluntary provision of public good in particular. Moral behaviour is defined in terms of a maxim which assigns one moral action to every player. Maxims themselves are defined with respect to a system of moral equivalence between individual actions referred to as a system of moral universalization.

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Volume (Year): 88 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3-4 (March)
Pages: 645-666

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