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Efficiency and equity in the optimal supply of a public good

Martin C. McGuire

Efficiency and equity in the optimal supply of a public good

by Martin C. McGuire

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Published by Brookings Institution in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Income.,
  • Taxation.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Martin C. McGuire and Henry Aaron.
    ContributionsAaron, Henry J., joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHB601 .M216 1969
    The Physical Object
    Pagination31-39 p.
    Number of Pages39
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4540546M
    LC Control Number77007136

    8. A public good is (a) a good that the public must pay for. (b) ⇒nonrival in consumption. (c) more costly than a private good. (d) paid for by the government. 9. Movement from an inefficient allocation to an efficient allocation in the Edgeworth Box will (a) increase the utility of all individuals.   Equity-efficiency trade-offs This analysis makes clear the nature of the equity-efficiency trade-offs that are inherent in redistributive tax policies. There is a "distortion" associated with redistributing any significant amount of resources from the more able to the less able.

    equity concerns the distribution of resources and is inevitably linked with concepts of fairness and social justice. The goal is to identify those circumstances under which equity and efficien-cy may not trade-off against each other. The topic of analysis is the possible reconciliation of equity and efficiency among social and employment policy.   Definition of efficiency. Efficiency is concerned with the optimal production and distribution of scarce resources. Different types of efficiency. Productive – producing for the lowest cost. Allocative – distributing resources according to consumer preference P=MC; Dynamic – Efficiency over time. X-efficiency – incentives to cut costs.

    Maximum productive efficiency requires that goods and services be produced at the lowest possible cost. A productive efficient outcome uses the least costly input mixrequired to produce a givenoutput of any good or service. This concept goes beyond technical efficiency, which is the lowest volume of inputs. Chapter 6: Economic Efficiency Chapter 6 Economic Efficiency CHAPTER SUMMARY The central idea in this chapter is Adam Smith’s invisible hand. Free-market competition will ensure that the allocation of resources is economically efficient. Although the buyers and sellers act selfishly, the net outcome is at least as good as the best efforts of the.


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Efficiency and equity in the optimal supply of a public good by Martin C. McGuire Download PDF EPUB FB2

An equity-efficiency tradeoff exists whenever activity in a given market simultaneously increases productive efficiency and decreases distributive equity. A big issue in economics is the tradeoff between efficiency and equity. Efficiency is concerned with the optimal production and allocation of resources given existing factors of production.

For example, producing at the lowest cost. See: Different types of efficiency Equity is concerned with how resources are distributed throughout society.; Vertical equity is concerned with the relative. Efficiency and Equity in the Optimal Supply of a Public Good Article (PDF Available) in Review of Economics and Statistics 51(1) February with 54 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Efficiency, Equity, and Optimal Income Taxation Charles Brendon European University Institute November Job Market Paper Abstract Social insurance schemes must resolve a trade-o⁄ between competing e¢ ciency and equity considerations.

Yet there are few general statements of this trade-o⁄ that could be used for practical policymaking. The difference between efficiency and equity in economics lies in how resources are distributed.

An equitable distribution gives everyone the same amount of resources, whereas an efficient distribution creates a scenario that is as optimal as possible for the entire population. Downloadable. This paper seeks to reopen a discussion that the profession has considered settled and closed, namely, the issue of the optimal quantity of a public good to supply.

Its focus is on the determination of the optimal quantity to supply of a public good in the Pigovian model as popularized by Musgrave. It argues that the vertical summation of the individual demand curves in the.

Effectiveness, efficiency and equity have been used in a range of settings, including general programme evaluation (Reinke, ), programme evaluation of quality of health care services.

Pareto efficiency, also known as "Pareto optimality," is an economic state where resources are allocated in the most efficient manner, and it. EFFICIENCY, EFFECTIVENESS, AND EQUITY IN PUBLIC POLICY EVALUATION. Stuart S. Nagel. STUART S. NAGEL is Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, and a member of the Illinois Bar.

Search for more papers by this author. Stuart S. Nagel. Socially optimal equilibrium: contribute everything to public good In the lab, subjects contribute about 50% to public good, but public good contributions fall as game is repeated (Isaac, McCue, and Plott, ) Explanations: people are willing to cooperate at first but get upset and retaliate if others take advantage of them 16 Efficiency in the demand and supply model has the same basic meaning: The economy is getting as much benefit as possible from its scarce resources and all the possible gains from trade have been achieved.

In other words, the optimal amount of each good and service is being produced and consumed. Consumer Surplus, Producer Surplus, Social Surplus. public good: A good that is non-rivalrous and non-excludable. The aggregate demand for a public good is derived differently from the aggregate demand for private goods.

To an individual consumer, the total benefit of a public good is the dollar value that he or she places on a given level of provision of the good. economy can achieve efficiency; (3) why, however, it may not; (4) notion of equity and how it is different from efficiency. 2 Efficiency and Equitydemand and efficiency l equilibrium and efficiency ciency in the economy ency and equity and fairness 3 Supply, Demand and Efficiency Efficiency in a market.

The optimal quantity of a public good occurs where the demand (marginal benefit) curve intersects the supply (marginal cost) curve. The government uses cost-benefit analysis to decide whether to provide a particular good.

If MB is greater than MC there is an underallocation of a public good. If MC is greater than MB there is an overallocation. public good, thus individuals cannot equalize their marginal rates of substitutions to the common relative price.

If consumption of the good must be the same is it possible to vary prices acrossgood must be the same is it possible to vary prices across individuals to get efficiency.

Section 3 derives a general formula for the optimal level of a public good when there are no restrictions on the financing scheme as in the standard approach. Section 4 shows the relationship between the standard approach and the new approach, and derives a general, intuitive formula for the optimal level of a public good when marginal tax.

This can happen through price floors, caps, taxes, tariffs, or quotas. In the case of a tax on the supplier of a good, the supply curve will shift inward in proportion to the tax and resulting in a non-market clearing level of supply. As a result, the price of the good increases and the quantity available decreases.

views that equity is not a worthy objective or that the market outcome is an inherently fair one. Below, we discuss equity in various forms and with reference to resources, the environment, quality of life, and economic growth.

We will also address the issue of how equity can be pursued in a market economy, including concerns that its pursuit. Yu Guo, Yuanyuan Fu, Ernest Wing Tak Chui, Mei Xue, Equity, efficiency and effectiveness: an evaluation study of the urban minimum livelihood guarantee scheme in China, Journal of Asian Public Policy, /, 10, 2, (), ().

Books shelved as efficiency: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen, The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss, Deep Work. the standard model of supply, demand, and the invisible hand.

(Recall our dis-cussions of externalities and monopoly.) But healthcare may be the most import-ant good or service that departs so radically from this benchmark. Examining the special features of this market is a good .As a society, we may decide we want to alter these outcomes in a way that seems more equitable, but such changes typically come at the cost of efficiency.

In this lecture, we will begin to learn about the efficiency-equity trade-off. How do we feel about differences in income? This lecture explores this question and the efficiency- equity trade.Public goods are goods that are not handled well by private markets.

An example is national defense- the government is in charge of ensuring national defense to everyone, not only those who pay. Externalities are costs or benefits not captured by the supply and demand of private markets.