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On comparing monopoly and competition in exhaustible resource exploitation

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  • Gaudet, Gerard
  • Lasserre, Pierre

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It Is Widely Believed That Exhaustible Resource Monopolies Do Not Enjoy As Much Market Power As Standard Non Resource Monopolies, and May Even Produce in a Socially Optimum Way. We Argue That This Paradoxical Result Arises From an Inappropriate Comparison Methodology. When Similar Assumptions Are Applied to the Resource, and the Conventional, Cases, We Show That the Resource Monopoly Behaves As Expected, I.E. Restricts Supply.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

Volume (Year): 15 (1988)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 412-418

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jeeman:v:15:y:1988:i:4:p:412-418

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  1. Julien Daubanes & Pierre Lasserre, 2012. "Optimum Commodity Taxation with a Non-Renewable Resource," CIRANO Working Papers 2012s-04, CIRANO.
  2. Julien Daubanes & Pierre Lasserre, 2012. "Non-Renewable Resource Supply: Substitution Effect, Compensation Effect, and All That," CIRANO Working Papers 2012s-28, CIRANO.
  3. Daubanes, Julien, 2011. "Optimal taxation of a monopolistic extractor: Are subsidies necessary?," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 33(3), pages 399-403, May.
  4. Fischer, Carolyn & Laxminarayan, Ramanan, 2004. "Monopoly Extraction of an Exhaustible Resource with Two Markets," Discussion Papers dp-04-08, Resources For the Future.
  5. Frederick van der Ploeg, 2013. "Cumulative Carbon Emissions and the Green Paradox," Annual Review of Resource Economics, Annual Reviews, vol. 5(1), pages 281-300, 06.
  6. Fischer, Carolyn & Laxminarayan, Ramanan, 2005. "Sequential development and exploitation of an exhaustible resource: do monopoly rights promote conservation?," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 49(3), pages 500-515, May.
  7. Frederick van der Ploeg, 2012. "Breakthrough Renewables and the Green Paradox," OxCarre Working Papers 091, Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, University of Oxford.
  8. Frederick van der Ploeg, 2012. "Resource Wars and Confiscation Risk," OxCarre Working Papers 097, Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, University of Oxford.
  9. Jeffrey A. Krautkraemer, 1998. "Nonrenewable Resource Scarcity," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 36(4), pages 2065-2107, December.
  10. M. Dolores Alepuz & Santiago J. Rubio & Juan Castro, 1991. "Competencia de precios y cantidades en un duopolio de recursos naturales no renovables con diferenciación de producto," Investigaciones Economicas, Fundación SEPI, vol. 15(3), pages 555-573, September.
  11. Gérard Gaudet, 2007. "Natural resource economics under the rule of Hotelling," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 40(4), pages 1033-1059, November.

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