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Time, Self-Selection and User Charges for Public Goods

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  • Dan Anderberg
  • Fredrik Andersson
  • Alessandro Balestrino

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Many public goods generate utility only when combined with a time-input. Important examples include road networks and publicly provided leisure facilities. If it is possible to charge for the time spent using the public good it is generally a second-best Pareto optimal policy to do so even in the absence of congestion. An optimal linear user charge is analyzed within a standard optimum income-tax framework. Second-best public good provision in the presence of a user charge is also characterized and factors that influence the direction of optimal distortion of the public good supply are identified.

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  • Dan Anderberg & Fredrik Andersson & Alessandro Balestrino, 2000. "Time, Self-Selection and User Charges for Public Goods," FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 57(2), pages 137-137, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:mhr:finarc:urn:sici:0015-2218(200103)57:2_137:tsaucf_2.0.tx_2-g
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    1. Alberto Chilosi, 2003. "The Economic System As An End Or As A Means And The Future Of Socialism And Capitalism: An Evolutionary Viewpoint," Development and Comp Systems 0305003, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 14 Sep 2003.
    2. Alberto, Chilosi, 2012. "The economic system as an end or as a means and the future of socialism: an evolutionary viewpoint," MPRA Paper 37828, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    JEL classification:

    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods

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