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dc.contributor.authorPickhardt, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-17T16:40:27Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-17T16:40:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51369-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I examine the relationship between Pareto-optimality and group size in linear public goods games or experiments. In particular, I use the standard setting of homogeneous linear public goods experiments and apply a recently developed tool to identify all Pareto-optimal allocations in such settings. It turns out that under any conceivable circumstances, ceteris paribus, small groups have a higher Pareto-ratio (Pareto-optimal allocations over total allocations) than large groups. Hence, if Pareto-optimality of an allocation is a property that makes such allocations acceptable and maintainable, small groups will find is easier to provide Pareto-optimal amounts of a public good than large groups. This is a novel reasoning for Mancur Olson's claim, in particular, with respect to what he has termed inclusive goods and inclusive groups.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aCAWM |cMünsteren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCAWM discussion paper / Centrum für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung Münster |x48en_US
dc.subject.jelH41en_US
dc.subject.jelC90en_US
dc.subject.jelB31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordOlsonen_US
dc.subject.keywordParetoen_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic goodsen_US
dc.subject.keywordPareto-optimalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordlinear public goods experimentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordinclusive groupsen_US
dc.titlePareto meets Olson: A note on Pareto-optimality and group size in linear public goods gamesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn672472236en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:cawmdp:48-

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