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The welfare effects of zero pricing of public goods

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The author is Assistant Professor of Economics at Rutgers University and would like to thank R. Worswick, P. Davidson and C. J. Cicchetti for helpful discussions.

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Seneca, J.J. The welfare effects of zero pricing of public goods. Public Choice 8, 101–110 (1970).

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  • Public Good
  • Public Finance
  • Welfare Effect
  • Zero Price