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Heterogeneous Tiebout communities with private production and anonymous crowding

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This paper provides a general equilibrium model where jurisdictions offer not only public goods, but also job opportunities. In a context of multiple types of consumers, labor complementarities, and anonymous crowding, heterogeneous populated communities form in equilibrium with an endogenous wage system that is labor-type and jurisdiction-type dependent. Equilibrium jurisdiction structures depend on the relative scarcity of labor types, unlike the situation in Berglas' (1976) partial equilibrium analysis. For a large economy, we prove that equilibrium exists and that the set of equilibria is equivalent to the core.

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  • Luque, Jaime, 2013. "Heterogeneous Tiebout communities with private production and anonymous crowding," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 43(1), pages 117-123.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:regeco:v:43:y:2013:i:1:p:117-123 DOI: 10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2012.05.007
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    1. Jaime Luque, 2014. "Wages, local amenities and the rise of the multi-skilled city," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 52(2), pages 457-467, March.
    2. repec:spr:joecth:v:64:y:2017:i:2:d:10.1007_s00199-016-0989-9 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Local public goods; Collaborative production; Wages; Anonymous crowding; Visa permits; Societal stratification; Heterogeneous populated communities; Generalized game;

    JEL classification:

    • C70 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - General
    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
    • H40 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - General
    • R13 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies

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