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Toward an Efficiency Rationale for the Public Provision of Private Goods

  • Hanming Fang

    (Duke)

  • Peter Norman

    (University of North Carolina)

the private good improves economic efficiency under a condition that is always fulfilled under stochastic independence and satisfied for an open set of joint distributions. Our model is an example where there is an efficiency loss from separating revenue and expenditure problems, and is therefore of more general interest for the study of optimal taxation.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2008 Meeting Papers with number 1097.

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