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Discontinuous Extraction of a Nonrenewable Resource

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  • Eric Iksoon Im

    (Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Hilo)

  • Ujjayant Chakravorty

    (Department of Economics, University of Central Florida, Orlando)

  • James Roumasset

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    (Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

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This paper examines the sequence of optimal extraction of nonrenewable resources in the presence of multiple demands. We provide conditions under which extraction of a nonrenewable resource may be discontinuous over the course of its depletion.

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Paper provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 200509.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:hai:wpaper:200509

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Keywords: backstop technology; dynamic optimization; energy resources; Herfindahl principle; multiple demands;

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  1. Chakravorty, Ujjayant & Krulce, Darrell L, 1994. "Heterogeneous Demand and Order of Resource Extraction," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 62(6), pages 1445-52, November.
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Cited by:
  1. Freni, Giuseppe, 2009. "Factor intensity and order of resource extraction," MPRA Paper 18790, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Lafforgue, Gilles & Magné, Bertrand & Moreaux, Michel, 2007. "Energy Substitutions, Climate Change and Carbon Sinks," IDEI Working Papers 427, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse.
  3. James Roumasset & Christopher Wada, 2009. "Renewable Resource Management with Alternative Sources: the Case of Multiple Aquifers and a "Backstop" Resource," Working Papers 200913, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics.
  4. Roumasset, James A. & Wada, Christopher A., 2012. "Ordering the extraction of renewable resources: The case of multiple aquifers," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(1), pages 112-128.
  5. Leonard Leung & Glenn Jenkins, 2013. "An Economic Evaluation of Peru's LNG Export Policy," Development Discussion Papers 2013-03, JDI Executive Programs.
  6. Eiji Sawada & Shunsuke Managi, 2013. "Non-renewable Resource Extraction with Extraction and Exploration Technologies," Keio/Kyoto Joint Global COE Discussion Paper Series 2012-048, Keio/Kyoto Joint Global COE Program.

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