Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87161
Authors: 
den Butter, Frank A.G.
ten Wolde, Sjoerd
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 11-162/3
Abstract: 
This paper discusses various ways to organise these consultations, so that a compromise agreement is reached on the solution of the (re)distribution problem. These institutionalised structures of consultation are referred to as 'matching zones' here. Practical experiences, mainly from the Netherlands, provide guidelines for the effective institutional setup of such 'matching zones'. Specifically, the design of a 'matching zone' should try to adhere to the following principles: (i) there should be a common interest and ample incentives for consensus; (ii) there should be the prospect of long, repeated interaction; (iii) there should be a balance between representation and efficiency; (iv) the constraints should be clear from the onset of the matching zone; (v) fairness should be strived for; (vi) IC technology should be utilised optimally; and (viii) informal contacts and an amicable atmosphere should be promoted.
Subjects: 
Institutional economics
G2B and G2C relationship
public-private cooperation
transaction costs
regulatory pressure
matching zone
JEL: 
D23
D63
D74
H11
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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