Irreversible Investments Revisited
AbstractA multi-dimensional, non-linear dynamic model in continuous time is presented for the purpose of finding the optimal combination of exploitation and capital investment in optimal renewable resource management. Non-malleability of capital is incorporated in the model through an asymmetric cost-function of investment, and investments can be both positive and negative. Exploitation is controlled through the utilisation rate of available capital. A novel feature in this model is that there are costs associated with the available capital, whether it is utilised or not. And, in contrast to most of the previous literature, the state variables, namely the physical capital and the biological resource, enter the objective function. Due to the nonlinearities in this model, some of the results are in sharp contrast to previous literature.
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Volume (Year): 22 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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Irreversible investments; non-malleable capital; renewable resources; Environmental Economics and Policy; International Relations/Trade; Production Economics; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; D92; Q20; Q22;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D92 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice and Growth - - - Intertemporal Firm Choice and Growth, Financing, Investment, and Capacity
- Q20 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - General
- Q22 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Fishery
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