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Multijurisdictional economies, the Tiebout Hypothesis, and sorting

By Myrna H. Wooders


The Tiebout Hypothesis asserts that, when it is efficient to have multiple jurisdictions providing local public goods, then competition between jurisdictions for residents will lead to a near-optimal outcome. Research from cooperative game theory both provides a foundation for the hypothesis and extends the hypothesis to diverse situations where small groups of participants are effective

Topics: Perspective
Publisher: The National Academy of Sciences
Year: 1999
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Provided by: PubMed Central
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