Spatial Public Goods: 2. Applications Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • This is the second of a two-part series of papers dealing with public goods in a spatial context. Based on the model developed in the first part, the purpose here is to order and to connect some of the main issues which appear frequently in the existing literature. The paper begins with a classification of public goods including clubs, urban contact fields, pure and local public goods, and agora models. Then, some aspects of the problem of partitioning urban land between private and public use, and some aspects of public finance, are examined. The series closes with some aggregate relationships which are bound to characterize the city at its optimum.

publication date

  • April 1987