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Public-good productivity differentials and non-cooperative public-good provision

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We explore the generality of Konrad and Lommerud (1995)'s Rotten Spouse Theorem. While the result holds for an arbitrary number of agents, it fails to hold for general technologies. We discuss some of the implications for CO2-emissions models.
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  • Eduardo Ley., "undated". "Public-good productivity differentials and non-cooperative public-good provision," Working Papers 97-02, FEDEA.
  • Handle: RePEc:fda:fdaddt:9702
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    JEL classification:

    • Q20 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - General
    • H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities

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