The Resource Public action for public goods, Abhijit Banerjee, Lakshmi Iyer [and] Rohini Somanathan., (electronic resource)

Public action for public goods, Abhijit Banerjee, Lakshmi Iyer [and] Rohini Somanathan., (electronic resource)

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Public action for public goods
Title
Public action for public goods
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Abhijit Banerjee, Lakshmi Iyer [and] Rohini Somanathan.
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eng
Summary
This paper focuses on the relationship between public action and access to public goods. It begins by developing a simple model of collective action which is intended to capture the various mechanisms that are discussed in the theoretical literature on collective action. We argue that several of these intuitive theoretical arguments rely on special additional assumptions that are often not made clear. We then review the empirical work based on the predictions of these models of collective action. While the available evidence is generally consistent with these theories, there is a dearth of quality evidence. Moreover, a large part of the variation in access to public goods seems to have nothing to do with the "bottom-up" forces highlighted in these models and instead reflect more "top-down" interventions. We conclude with a discussion of some of the historical evidence on top-down interventions. Keywords: Public goods, collective action. JEL Classifications: H41, 012
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Abstract in HTML and working paper for download in PDF available via World Wide Web at the Social Science Research Network.
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Banerjee, Abhijit V
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
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  • Iyer, Lakshmi
  • Somanathan, Rohini
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Internet Archive
Series statement
Working paper series / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics
Series volume
working paper 07-05
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collective behavior
  • Public goods
  • Self-interest
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Public action for public goods, Abhijit Banerjee, Lakshmi Iyer [and] Rohini Somanathan., (electronic resource)
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Publication
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"September 30, 2006."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 33-38)
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mixed
Dimensions
28 cm.
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unknown
Extent
38, [1] p.
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)122553187
  • (CaSfIA)publicactionforp00bane
  • (CaSfIA)001410657
Label
Public action for public goods, Abhijit Banerjee, Lakshmi Iyer [and] Rohini Somanathan., (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"September 30, 2006."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 33-38)
Color
mixed
Dimensions
28 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
38, [1] p.
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)122553187
  • (CaSfIA)publicactionforp00bane
  • (CaSfIA)001410657

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