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Increasing marginal costs and satiation in the private provision of public goods: group size and optimality revisited


  • Masayoshi Hayashi


  • Hiroshi Ohta


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  • Masayoshi Hayashi & Hiroshi Ohta, 2007. "Increasing marginal costs and satiation in the private provision of public goods: group size and optimality revisited," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 14(6), pages 673-683, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:itaxpf:v:14:y:2007:i:6:p:673-683 DOI: 10.1007/s10797-007-9032-1

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    1. Acocella Nicola & Di Bartolomeo Giovanni, 2010. "Conflict of interest and coordination in public good provision," Politica economica, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 3, pages 389-408.

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    Voluntary provision of public goods; Group size; Increasing MC; Satiety; H41; D61;

    JEL classification:

    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis


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