Individual contribution to public goods

David Austen-Smith*

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This letter presents an attempt to provide a theoretically satisfactory rationale for expecting free-riding, in the presence of public goods, to be less extensive than the pure theory might suggest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-361
Number of pages3
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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