On the Partial Public Provision of a Private Good

38 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2002

Date Written: December 2002

Abstract

When the public provision of private goods is partial rather than universal, public supply may be supplemented by the entry of private firms in the market for the private good. The main purpose of this paper is to explore whether partial public provision helps or hinders aggregate access to the private good by exploring the effect of public provision on that of private firms. We find that the outcome depends on such things as the targeting of public provision, market structure, and the level of public provision.

JEL Classification: H4, D4

Suggested Citation

Jayaraman, Rajshri, On the Partial Public Provision of a Private Good (December 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=358344

Rajshri Jayaraman (Contact Author)

University of Munich and CESifo ( email )

Schackstr. 4
Munich, 80539
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~ces/raji.htm

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