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Social Rewards, Externalities and Stable preferences

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  • Fershtman, C.

    (Tilburg University, Center For Economic Research)

  • Weiss, Y.

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This paper examines the role of social rewards as a corrective mechanism for activities which generate externalities. The focus of this paper is the circumstances under which sicial rewards provide effective and feasible incentive mechanism that may replace laws and regulations.
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  • Fershtman, C. & Weiss, Y., 1996. "Social Rewards, Externalities and Stable preferences," Discussion Paper 1996-28, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:tiu:tiucen:f2ea0330-2a69-40ad-a376-fd7b6c7f07b4
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    Keywords

    public choice; externalities; preferences;

    JEL classification:

    • C90 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - General
    • C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values

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