Impure Public Goods and Technological Interdependencies

33 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2005 Last revised: 18 Aug 2008

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Andreas Löschel

University of Muenster - Chair of Microeconomics, esp. Energy and Resource Economics

Dirk T. G. Rübbelke

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg

Date Written: May 2005

Abstract

Impure public goods represent an important group of goods. Almost every public good exerts not only effects which are public to all but also effects which are private to the producer of this good. What is often omitted in the analysis of impure public goods is the fact that - regularly - these private effects can also be generated independently of the public good. In our analysis we focus on the effects alternative technologies - independently generating the private effects of the public good - may have on the provision of impure public goods. After the investigation in an analytical impure public good model, we numerically simulate the effects of alternative technologies in a parameterized model for climate policy in Germany.

Keywords: Impure public goods, climate policy, rationing

JEL Classification: H41, C61, Q53, Q54

Suggested Citation

Löschel, Andreas and Rübbelke, Dirk T. G., Impure Public Goods and Technological Interdependencies (May 2005). FEEM Working Paper No. 60.05; ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 05-019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=706983 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.706983

Andreas Löschel (Contact Author)

University of Muenster - Chair of Microeconomics, esp. Energy and Resource Economics ( email )

Universitätsstr. 14-16
48143 Munster
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.wiwi.uni-muenster.de/eroe

Dirk T. G. Rübbelke

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg ( email )

Freiberg, 09599
Germany

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