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- ‘Such behaviour is so odious because it brings little allocative benefit - no significant increase in supply in the short run - and carries a huge distributive cost, as those with resources take advantage of those without.’
- ‘Road pricing is a radical solution that primarily is about securing allocative efficiency of scarce resources, namely road space.’
- ‘Indeed, there are an infinite number of option implementations that produce the same allocative equilibrium, but merely divide the expected payoffs differently between the disputants.’
- ‘Those who regard the state as a facility to maximize its citizens' welfare are more inclined to reject tax competition, as it will cause important allocative distortions.’
- ‘Most economists consider that competition policies can make an important contribution to the achievement of efficient outcomes in a productive and allocative sense.’
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