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Weak Links, Good Shots and Other Public Good Games: Building on BBV

Cornes, Richard; Hartley, Roger


We suggest an alternative way of analyzing the canonical Bergstrom-Blume-Varian model of non-cooperative voluntary contributions to a public good that avoids the proliferation of dimensions as the number of players is increased. We exploit this approach to analyze models in which the aggregate level of public good is determined as a more general social composition function of individual gifts - specifically, as a CES form - rather than as an unweighted sum. We also analyze Hirshleifer's...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Public Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2007.07.007


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