Public goods, environmental externalities and fiscal competition

  • Parkash Chander
  • Jacques Drèze
  • C. Knox Lovell
  • Jack Mintz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Decentralised Resource Allocation Processes for Public and Private Goods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Jacques Drèze
      Pages 3-7
    3. Henry Tulkens, Shmuel Zamir
      Pages 49-62
    4. Parkash Chander, Henry Tulkens
      Pages 64-79
    5. Claude d’Aspremont, Henry Tulkens
      Pages 81-95
  3. Environment, Public Goods and Externalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-99
    2. Parkash Chander
      Pages 101-105
    3. Parkash Chander, Henry Tulkens
      Pages 153-175
    4. Parkash Chandler, Henry Tulkens, Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Stephane Willems
      Pages 195-215
    5. Marc Germain, Philippe Toint, Henry Tulkens, Aart de Zeeuw
      Pages 251-274
  4. Efficiency Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-277
    2. C. Knox Lovell
      Pages 279-284
    3. Dominique Deprins, Léopold Simar, Henry Tulkens
      Pages 285-309

About this book


The twenty-two papers collected in this volume illustrate the itinerary of Henry Tulkens, an applied theorist, on the occasion of his retirement from teaching.  The collection is structured in four parts:

I.  Decentralized resource allocation processes for public and private goods

II. Environment, public goods and externalities

III. Efficiency analysis

IV. Fiscal competition and optimality


The four pictures above evoke a key concept, method or model used in each of these four parts:

> MDP-type processes to determine feasible paths to efficiency and coalitional stability.

> CLIMNEG World Simulation model to explore alternative environmental scenarios for the planet.

> Free Disposal Hull efficiency analysis to drop convexity and help deal with outliers.

> Non Cooperative Fiscal Equilbria to characterize the outcomes of fiscal competition


Climate Change negotiations public economics public finance public goods resource allocation

Editors and affiliations

  • Parkash Chander
    • 1
  • Jacques Drèze
  • C. Knox Lovell
    • 2
  • Jack Mintz
    • 3
  1. 1.National University of SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.University of GeorgiaUSA
  3. 3.Howe InstituteUniversity of TorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-25533-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-25534-7
  • About this book