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Resident altruism and local public goods

FREE Policy Brief Series. FREE Policy Brief Series. Forum for Research on Eastern Europe and Emerging Economies, 2019
This policy brief discusses residents’ voluntary payments for local public goods in Russian municipalities in a historic and a comparative international context. We emphasize the behavioral aspects of such collective action and the political economy risks of implementing this financial mechanism. Finally, we use data from the Russian Federal Treasury to offer empirical evidence on the regional variation in the amounts of these payments.