Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Publications Database

Public Goods, Club Goods and the Measurement of Crowding

Reiter, Michael
Volume: 46
Number: 1
Pages: 69 - 79
Month: 7
ISSN-Print: 0094-1190
Year: 1999
Keywords: Publicness; Crowding; Quasi public goods; Club goods
Abstract: The paper shows that some frequently used measures of the degree of publicness of publicly provided goods and club goods are seriously aected by metrization problems The paper proposes measures that do not depend on arbitrary metrization conventions and discusses the relationship of these measures to the question of private provision and optimal club size