Public Good Provision with a Distributor

17 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2022

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Sakib Anwar

University of Winchester

Alexander Matros

Moore School of Business

Sonali SenGupta

Queens University Belfast

Date Written: October 20, 2022

Abstract

We present a model of public good provision with a distributor. Our main result describes a symmetric mixed-strategy equilibrium, where all agents contribute to a common fund with probability p and the distributor provides either a particular amount of public goods or nothing. A corollary of this finding is the efficient public good provision equilibrium where all agents contribute to the common fund, all agents are expected to contribute, and the distributor spends the entire common fund for the public good provision.

Keywords: Public goods, Embezzlement, Distributor

JEL Classification: D73, H40

Suggested Citation

Anwar, Chowdhury and Matros, Alexander and SenGupta, Sonali, Public Good Provision with a Distributor (October 20, 2022). Queen’s Management School Working Paper 2022/08, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4256499 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4256499

Chowdhury Anwar

University of Winchester ( email )

West Hill
Hampshire
Winchester, SO22 4NR
United Kingdom

Alexander Matros (Contact Author)

Moore School of Business ( email )

1014 Greene St
Columbia, SC 29208
United States

Sonali SenGupta

Queens University Belfast ( email )

Ireland

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