(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Local public goods, heterogeneous population, voluntary transfers, and constrained efficient allocations

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WREDE M. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Economics, Univ., Bamberg, ALLEMAGNE


When the individuals are identical with respect to their marginal rate of substitution of private for public goods since local authorities will make efficient transfers to other regions by themselves, an intervention of the central government is not necessary. The A. shows that an efficient population distribution in a federation is not guaranteed if individuals differ with respect to their marginal benefit from public consumption even if communities make transfers. The importance of the preference revelation by the residence choice is demonstrated


Article of periodic

published at : The Annals of regional science / ISSN 0570-1864

Editor : Springer, Berlin - ALLEMAGNE (1967)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 31, no3 [pp. 217-234]

Bibliographic references : 16 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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