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An Alternative Algorithm for Identifying Free Riders Based on a No-Free-Rider Nash Equilibrium

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  • Ratna K. Shrestha
  • Kwang Soo Cheong

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In identifying the free riders in the voluntary provision of a pure public good, Andreoni and McGuire (1993) simplify Bergstrom, Blume, and Varian's (1986)algorithm by systematizing the selection process of potential contributors. We propose an alternative algorithm in which a concept of no-free-rider Nash equilibrium is utilized to identify potentially a large fraction of free riders in Nash equilibrium without conducting any Nash solution tests for them.

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  • Ratna K. Shrestha & Kwang Soo Cheong, 2007. "An Alternative Algorithm for Identifying Free Riders Based on a No-Free-Rider Nash Equilibrium," FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 63(2), pages 278-284, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:mhr:finarc:urn:sici:0015-2218(200706)63:2_278:aaafif_2.0.tx_2-e
    DOI: 10.1628/001522107X220116
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    1. Buchholz, Wolfgang & Cornes, Richard & Rübbelke, Dirk, 2011. "Interior matching equilibria in a public good economy: An aggregative game approach," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 95(7-8), pages 639-645, August.
    2. Ken-ichi Suzuki & Jun-ichi Itaya & Akitomo Yamanashi & Tatsuyoshi Miyakoshi, 2018. "Existence, Uniqueness, and Algorithm for Identifying Free Riders in Multiple Public Good Games: Replacement Function Approach," CESifo Working Paper Series 7062, CESifo Group Munich.

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    Keywords

    public goods; free riders; algorithm; no-free-rider Nash equilibrium;

    JEL classification:

    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods

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