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Household behavior and individual autonomy: An extended Lindahl mechanism

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  • D’ASPREMONT, Claude

    (Université catholique de Louvain, CORE, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

  • DOS SANTOS FERREIRA, Rodolphe

    (BETA, Université de Strasbourg, F-67085 Srasbourg, France)

Abstract

We present a comprehensive model of household economic decision covering both fully cooperative and non-cooperative cases as well as semi- cooperative cases, varying with income distribution and a parameter vector ÷ representing degrees of individual autonomy with respect to the public goods. In this model, the concept of "household ÷-equilibrium" is introduced through the reformulation of the Lindahl equilibrium for Nash-implementation and its extension to semi-cooperation. Existence is proved and some generic properties derived. An example is given to illustrate. Finally, a particular decomposition of the pseudo-Slutsky matrix is derived and the testability of the various models discussed.

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  • D’ASPREMONT, Claude & DOS SANTOS FERREIRA, Rodolphe, 2012. "Household behavior and individual autonomy: An extended Lindahl mechanism," LIDAM Discussion Papers CORE 2012014, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
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    Keywords

    intra-household allocation; household financial management; degree of autonomy; Lindahl prices; local income pooling; separate spheres;
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    JEL classification:

    • D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods

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