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Delay in joint projects
[Verzögerung bei gemeinsamen Projekten]

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  • Kessing, Sebastian Georg

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If a public project is financed through private contributions with convex costs, project completion may be delayed. The paper examines how asymmetries, the order of moves, and the absence of commitment will affect the completion time. All three factors are shown to cause delay, although for different reasons. Without commitment, individual contributions are strategic complements in the completing Markov perfect equilibrium, such that partial harmonization of strategies is beneficial for all.

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  • Kessing, Sebastian Georg, 2003. "Delay in joint projects
    [Verzögerung bei gemeinsamen Projekten]
    ," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Market Processes and Governance SP II 2003-15, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:wzbmpg:spii200315
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    Delay; private provision; public project;

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    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods

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