Neutrality and the private provision of public goods with incomplete information

Mark Gradstein, Shmuel Nitzan, Steven Slutsky

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Abstract

In this paper we introduce incomplete information about income into a standard model of private provision of public goods. Generally, one obtains neutrality results similar in nature to those obtained in the complete information model. However, with incomplete information, several additional difficulties exist in attaining neutrality. For neutrality to hold, (i) positive contributions have to be made by all individual types, (ii) any redistribution of income must not convey information to the individuals, and (iii) any redistribution must not depreciate the private information individuals have.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-75
Number of pages7
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1994

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