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A Core Equilibrium Convergence in a Public Goods Economy

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This paper shows a core-equilibrium convergence in a public goods economy where consumers' preferences display warm glow effects. We demonstrate that if each consumer becomes satiated to other consumers' provision, then as the economy grows large the core shrinks to the set of Edgeworth allocations. Moreover, we show that an Edgeworth allocation can be decentralized as a warm glow equilibrium.

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  • Allouch, N., 2010. "A Core Equilibrium Convergence in a Public Goods Economy," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 1022, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
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    1. Nizar Allouch, 2013. "A competitive equilibrium for a warm-glow economy," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 53(1), pages 269-282, May.
    2. Wolfgang Buchholz & Alexander Haupt & Wolfgang Peters, 2016. "Equity as a Prerequisite for Stability of Cooperation on Global Public Good Provision," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, pages 61-78.
    3. Jiuqiang Liu & Xiaodong Liu, 2014. "Existence of Edgeworth and competitive equilibria and fuzzy cores in coalition production economies," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer;Game Theory Society, vol. 43(4), pages 975-990, November.
    4. Wolfgang Buchholz & Alexander Haupt & Wolfgang Peters, 2016. "Equity as a Prerequisite for Stability of Cooperation on Global Public Good Provision," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, pages 61-78.

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    Keywords

    competitive equilibrium; warm glow; public goods; Edgeworth; core; decentralization;

    JEL classification:

    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
    • D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy; Intergenerational Transfers

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