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Public Goods, Voting, and Growth

  • Kirill Borissov
  • Joseph Hanna

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    (Laboratoire IDP, Universite de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambresis)

  • Stephane Lambrecht

We study a parametric politico-economic model of economic growth with productive public goods and public consumption goods. The provision of public goods is funded by a proportional tax on consumers' income. Agents are heterogeneous in their initial capital endowments, discount factors and the relative weights of public consumption in overall private utility. They vote on the shares of public goods in GDP. We propose a definition of voting equilibrium, prove the existence and provide a characterization of voting equilibria, and obtain a closed-form solution for the voting outcomes.

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Paper provided by European University at St. Petersburg, Department of Economics in its series EUSP Deparment of Economics Working Paper Series with number Ec-01/14.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: 23 Feb 2014
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