SFB 303 Discussion Paper No. A-437

Author: Hohaus, Bolko, Marcel Thum, and Kai A. Konrad
Title: Too Much Conformity? A Hotelling Model of Local Public Goods Supply
Abstract: This paper considers a new dimension in the choice of local public goods: quality. The quality decision that is made by median voters in a Hotelling model of product differentiation leads to too much conformity from a welfare point of view.
Keywords: Fiscal Federalism, Voting, Spacial Differentiation
JEL-Classification-Number: H41, H73
Creation-Date: November 1993
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