Public goods, club goods, and the measurement of crowding

Michael Reiter, Alfons J. Weichenrieder

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Abstract

This paper shows that some frequently used measures of the degree of publicness of publicly provided goods and club goods are seriously affected by metrization problems. The paper proposes measures that do not depend on arbitrary metrization conventions, and discusses the relationship of these measures to the question of private provision and optimal club size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-79
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Urban Economics
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1999

Keywords

  • Club goods
  • Crowding
  • Publicness
  • Quasi public goods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Urban Studies

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