Social Planning and Economic Coercion

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Hintermann, Beat; Rutherford, Thomas F.;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) Munich
  • Subject: coercion, social planning, public finance, counterfactual utility | H41 | public finance | D03 | H21 | H31 | H23 | coercion | D04 | H22 | counterfactual utility | social planning
    • jel: jel:D04 | jel:H22 | jel:D03 | jel:H21 | jel:H31 | jel:H41 | jel:H23
      ddc: ddc:330

We develop a theory of social planning with a concern for economic coercion, which we define as the difference between consumers’ actual utility, and the "counterfactual" utility they expect to obtain if they were able to set policy themselves. Reasons to limit econom... View more
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