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Environmental and Social Service Charities: Private and Public Sources of Funding

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Garth Heutel, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Public goods provision is a topic of interest both academically and in a policy arena. Left solely to private decision makers, a public good is provided at a less than optimal level. The clear policy solution is government provision of the good. However, even in the case of government provision, an individual may still choose to provide public goods, either due to the extent to which the benefi ts from the good are captured by the individual, or to a “warm glow” received from contributing. Thus, when policy makers choose provision levels, they must account for the level of private provision; otherwise the public good may in fact be oversupplied relative to the optimal level.

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Publication
Proceedings of the National Tax Association 100th Annual Conference on Taxation (2007), 250-259.
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
Public sector, Private sector, Charities, Environmental, Social services