Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/85792
Authors: 
Giménez, Eduardo L.
González-Gómez, Manuel
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 01-054/1
Abstract: 
In this paper the efficient allocation of natural recreational areasis analysed. Natural recreational areas have the features of publicgoods. We present the efficient allocation of this non-excludablepublic good in a rational general equilibrium model withheterogeneous agents. This allows us to deal with the free-riderproblem in the provision of the public good. This framework could beconsidered as a microfoundation of the Lopez, Shah and Altobello(1994) model. In addition we study both the existence value and theuse value of the recreational area in the same setting. Amethodological critique is also made of previous empiricalliterature. It is suggested that our theoretical framework is asuitable starting point for further empirical research. Finally anempirical application for the Galician case is presented. Our resultssuggest that current allocations of land to natural recreationalareas in Galiza are not efficient.
Subjects: 
Land Allocation
Efficient Allocation
Natural Recreational Areas
Public Good
Social Planner Problem
Voluntary Contribution Competitive Equilibrium
Use Value
Existence Value
JEL: 
Q21
Q24
Q26
D51
D10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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