Toward an E¢ ciency Rationale for the Public Provision of Private Goods

  • Hanming Fangy, Peter Normanz
  • Published 2008

Abstract

We show that public provision of private goods by local governments may be justi…ed on pure e¢ ciency grounds. A local government’s involvement in the provision of the private good supplies it with information about individuals’ private good purchases that facilitates more e¢ cient revenue extraction for the provision of public goods. Public provision of… (More)

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@inproceedings{Fangy2008TowardAE, title={Toward an E¢ ciency Rationale for the Public Provision of Private Goods}, author={Hanming Fangy and Peter Normanz}, year={2008} }