On Membership in Clubs

Clubs are voluntarily-shared but excludable facilities prone to congestion. Examples include tolled trunk road, the telephone system and "gentlemen's" clubs. Despite 25 years of development, the clubs literature does not contain a satisfactory treatment of the membership of the sharing group which allows for differences in income and/or tastes and for agents' self-selection to club membership or non-membership. This paper provides such a treatment and applies it to profit-maximising and revenue-constrained welfare-maximising clubs and to the analysis of the social organisation of a facility of fixed size.


Issue Date:
Mar 03 1990
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/268381
Language:
English
Total Pages:
45
JEL Codes:
022; 024




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