Schmitz, Patrick W. (2012): Incomplete contracts and optimal ownership of public goods.
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The government and a non-governmental organization (NGO) can invest in the provision of a public good. In an incomplete contracting framework, Besley and Ghatak (2001) have argued that the party who values the public good most should be the owner. We show that this conclusion relies on their assumption that the parties split the renegotiation surplus 50:50. If the generalized Nash bargaining solution is applied, then for any pair of valuations that the two parties may have, there exist bargaining powers such that either ownership by the government or by the NGO can be optimal.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Incomplete contracts and optimal ownership of public goods|
|Keywords:||ownership; incomplete contracts; investment incentives; public goods|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D23 - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D86 - Economics of Contract: Theory
H - Public Economics > H4 - Publicly Provided Goods > H41 - Public Goods
L - Industrial Organization > L3 - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise > L31 - Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs
|Depositing User:||Patrick W. Schmitz|
|Date Deposited:||05. Oct 2012 16:17|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 22:37|
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