From equilibrium models to mechanism design: On the place and the role of government in the public goods provision analysis in the second part of the twentieth century
Focussing on their analysis of the optimal public goods provision problem, this paper follows the parallel development of equilibrium models and mechanism design after the accommodation of Samuelson's definition of collective goods to the general equilibrium framework. Both paradigms lead to the negative conclusion of the impossibility of a fully decentralized optimal public goods provision through market or market-like institutions.
|Date of creation:||Feb 2009|
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|Publication status:||Published in Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 2009.08 - ISSN : 1955-611X. 2009|
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