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The Short-Run Approach to LRMC Pricing for Multiple Outputs with Nondifferentiable Costs

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  • Anthony Horsley
  • Andrew J Wrobel

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Using convex calculus, we extend the Wong-Viner Theorem to nondifferentiable costs by equating the capital inputs' rental prices to their profit-imputed marginal values. Thus extended, the short-run approach to LRMC pricing is applied to peak-load pricing with storage.

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Paper provided by Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE in its series STICERD - Theoretical Economics Paper Series with number 393.

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Date of creation: Jun 2000
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Handle: RePEc:cep:stitep:393

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Keywords: Wong-Viner theorem; multiple outputs; peak-load pricing; energy storage;

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  1. Anthony Horsley & Andrew J Wrobel, 1996. "Uninterruptible Consumption, Concentrated Charges, and Equilibrium in the Commodity Space of Continuous Functions," STICERD - Theoretical Economics Paper Series /1996/300, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.
  2. Anthony Horsley & Andrew J Wrobel, 1996. "The Wong-Viner Envelope Theorem or Nonsmooth Joint Costs, Rental Valuation and the Short-Run Approach to Long-Run Equilibrium," STICERD - Theoretical Economics Paper Series /1996/299, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.
  3. Anthony Horsley & Andrew J Wrobel, 1996. "Efficiency Rents of Storage Plants in Peak-Load Pricing, I: Pumped Storage," STICERD - Theoretical Economics Paper Series /1996/301, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.
  4. Anthony Horsley & Andrew J Wrobel, 1999. "Efficiency Rents of Storage Plants in Peak-Load Pricing, II: Hydroelectricity - (Now published as Efficiency rents of hydroelectric storage plants in continuous-time peak-load pricing, in The Current ," STICERD - Theoretical Economics Paper Series 372, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.
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  1. Horsley, Anthony & Wrobel, Andrew J., 2002. "Efficiency rents of pumped-storage plants and their uses for operation and investment decisions," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 27(1), pages 109-142, November.
  2. Anthony Horsley & Andrew J. Wrobel, 2001. "Continuity of the equilibrium price density and its uses in peak-load pricing," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 19330, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.

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