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Optimal Provision of Public Goods with Altruistic Individuals

Eduardo Ley

Public Economics from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: We study the optimal provision of public goods in the context of a special class of altruistically linked utility functions. We show that the usual Samuelson condition holds as if the utility functions were independent.

Keywords: Samuelson condition; Pareto efficiency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D6 H0 H4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 5 pages
Date: 1996-07-08, Revised 2001-10-06
Note: Type of Document - Postcript; prepared on MacOS 7.5, Textures 1.7, LW 8.1; to print on PostScript; pages: 5. Forthcoming Economics Letters.
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