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Love for Variety and Non Market Allocation Mechanisms in Public Provision of Goods

  • Fabio FIORILLO

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    (Universit… Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali)

In this note we modify a Dixit-Stiglitz's classical framework to consider the love for variety argument in public provision of goods and services. Since in the supply of public goods and services the allocation cannot be driven by market, we analyse which is the optimal allocation mechanism.

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