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Dynamic Cooperation in Local Public Goods Supply with Imperfect Monitoring

  • Cheikbossian, Guillaume
  • Sand-Zantman, Wilfried

This paper develops a two-country model where each country invests in a local public good generating positive cross-countries externalities. In a repeated game setting where the level of public good depends on a non-observable effort by each country plus a random shock, we characterize the existence condition of a cut-off trigger strategy equilibrium inducing full cooperation. Moreover, we show that introducing a small positive correlation between the two country-specific shocks gives rise to a manipulation of information thereby restricting the prospects of cooperation.

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Paper provided by Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse in its series IDEI Working Papers with number 527.

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Date of creation: Jul 2008
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Publication status: Published in Annales d'Économie et de Statistique, vol.�101, Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, Paris, 2011, p.�327-346.
Handle: RePEc:ide:wpaper:9498
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