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Using tontines to finance public goods

Andreas Lange

Using tontines to finance public goods

back to the future?

by Andreas Lange

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Finance, Public

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAndreas Lange, John A. List, Michael K. Price.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- no. 10958., Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 10958.
    ContributionsList, John A., 1968-, Price, Michael K., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination22 p. :
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17625412M
    OCLC/WorldCa57362862


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NBER Program(s):Public Economics The tontine, which is an interesting mixture of group annuity, group life insurance, and lottery, has a peculiar place in economic history.

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries it played a major role in raising funds to finance public goods in Europe, but today it is rarely encountered outside of murder by: 3.

Our major theoretical results are that (i) the optimal tontine for agents with identical valuations of the public good consists of all agents receiving a fixed "prize" amount in the first period equal to a percentage of their total contribution, (ii) contribution levels in the optimal tontine are identical to those of risk-neutral agents in an equivalently valued single prize lottery, (iii) contribution levels for the optimal tontine.

USING TONTINES TO FINANCE PUBLIC GOODS: EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE by Shannon Marie Price Thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Maryland, College Park in partial fulfillment Of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science Advisory Committee: Professor John A.

List, Chair Professor John K. Horowitz. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries it played a major role in raising funds to finance public goods in Europe, but today it is rarely encountered outside of murder mysteries.

This study provides a formal model of individual contribution decisions under a tontine mechanism. Tontines: A Practitioner’s Guide to Mortality-Pooled Investments - Ebook written by Richard K.

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Fullmer. Some tontines were structured to at least reduce this incentive (e.g., King William’s tontine capped the payments once there were only 7 survivors remaining), but as it turned out, the survival rates of those who participated in tontines was actually far superior to the general survival rates of the population.

Moshe Milevsky tells the story of the first tontine issued by the English government inknown as King William's tontine, intended to finance the war against French King Louis XIV.

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Economists refer to public goods Author: Will Kenton. Using tontines for voluntary provision of public goods Historical tontines were designed to combine features of group-annuity and life insurance with the provision of public goods. As these features require long-term commitment and credibility of the organizing entity, it may be difficult for private fundraisers to implement a mechanism resembling the historical by: The book reviews the finance, economics, and history of tontines, through the story of the first tontine in England inwhich was intended to finance the war against France.

Although tontines eventually disappeared from the financial landscape, the author argues they should be resurrected in the twenty-first century.4/5(4). Public subscription was one popular method, used for example to finance the building of the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. A tontine is another, less well-known alternative.

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The Irish Tontine of gave rise to an English Chancery Court decision. 26 At issue was the ’s income due to investors in the tontine. The book reviews the finance, economics, and history of tontines, through the story of the first tontine in England inwhich was intended to finance the war against France.

Although tontines eventually disappeared from the financial landscape, the author argues that they should be resurrected in the twenty-first century.4/5(4). The non-rival nature of consumption provides a strong case for the government rather than the market to provide and pay for public goods.; Many public goods are provided more or less free at the point of use and then paid for out of general taxation or another general form of charge such as a licence fee.; State provision may help to prevent the under-provision and under-consumption of public.

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Lange, Andreas, John A. List, and Michael K. Price, “Using Lotteries to Finance Public Goods: Theory and Experimental Evidence,” International Economic Review, 48 (): pp. File Size: KB. A Case For Tontines, A Morbid Mix Of Retirement Plan And Lottery An ancient financial arrangement, a death pact known as a tontine, may be relevant to today's understanding of insurance, and how.

For a possible solution, let’s turn to Italian banker Lorenzo de Tonti, who in the s proposed a “tontine” to Louis XIV as a way for the French king to finance his wars.

A public good is often (though not always) under-provided in a free market because its characteristics of non-rivalry and non-excludability mean there is an incentive not to pay.

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List, and Michael K. Price International Economic Review, (), 48(3), pp. In this way, tontines allow members to collect lifetime income by collectively self-pooling longevity risk among themselves. This obviates the need for (and cost of) an insurer as guarantor.

Tontines are not insurance, though they can deliver lifetime income similar to payout annuities and pensions. Tontines simply cut out the middleman. Public goods have two distinct aspects: nonexcludability and nonrivalrous consumption.

“Nonexcludability” means that the cost of keeping nonpayers from enjoying the benefits of the good or service is prohibitive. If an entrepreneur stages a fireworks show, for example, people can watch the show from their windows or backyards. Because the entrepreneur cannot.

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Weir, "Tontines, public finance, and revolution in France and England, The Journal of Economic History,49(1): p. [article on JStor] The idea of winning out t hrough longevity at least had a certain amusement value.