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Equilibrium and the Core in Alonso's Discrete Population Model of Land Use

Marcus Berliant () and Thijs ten Raa ()

Public Economics from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: Conventional wisdom tells us that with no market failure and local non- satiation of preferences, the core is at least as large as the collection of competitive equilibrium allocations. We confirm this for a standard model featuring land. Next we consider the public land ownership version of the model. If the role of land ownership and rent distribution is assumed by a government that ploughs back rent (at least in excess of its agricultural value) to its citizens, the equilibrium remains efficient, but no longer need be in the core.

Keywords: Publicly Provided Private Goods; Equilibrium; Core (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H42 R13 R52 D51 D61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2004-11-22, Revised 2005-06-23
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Journal Article: EQUILIBRIUM AND THE CORE IN ALONSO'S DISCRETE POPULATION MODEL OF LAND USE (2007) Downloads
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