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Aggregative Public Good Games

  • Roger Hartley

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    (Keele University Department of Economics)

  • Richard Cornes

    (School of Economics, University of Nottingham,)

We exploit the aggregative structure of the public good model to provide a simple analysis of the voluntary contribution game. In contrast to the best response function approach, ours avoids the proliferation of dimensions as the number of players is increased, and can readily analyse games involving many heterogeneous players.We demonstrate the approach at work on the standard pure public economic model and show how it can analyse extensions of the basic model.

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Paper provided by Centre for Economic Research, Keele University in its series Keele Economics Research Papers with number KERP 2003/05.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2003
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Publication status: Forthcoming in Journal of Public Economic Theory
Handle: RePEc:kee:kerpuk:2003/05
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