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The Provision of a Public Good with a direct Provision Technology and Large Number of Agents

Stefan Behringer

No 05-007, JEPS Working Papers from JEPS

Abstract: This paper provides a limit result for the provision of a public good in a mechanism design framework as the number of agents gets large. A canonical example for a public good that is produced with a direct provision technology is Open Source Software.

Keywords: Mechanism design; public goods; open source software (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D82 H41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 27 pages
Date: 2005-11
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