Time, Self-Selection and User Charges for Public Goods
Dan Anderberg (),
Fredrik Andersson () and
Alessandro Balestrino ()
The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) from University of Warwick, Department of Economics
Many public goods generate utility only when combined with time-input. Important examples include road networks and publicly provided leisure facilities. If it is possible to charge for the time spent using the public good it is generally a second-best Pareto optimal policy to do so even in the absence of congestion. An optimal linear user charge is analyzed within a standard optimum income-tax framework. Second-best public good provision in the presence of a user charge is also characterized and factors that influence the direction of optimal distortion of the public good supply are identified.
Keywords: GOVERNMENT; PUBLIC GOODS; TAXATION (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H21 H41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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