Market Power in a Storable-Good Market: Theory and Applications to Carbon and Sulfur Trading
AbstractWe consider a market for storable pollution permits in which a large agent and a fringe of small agents gradually consume a stock of permits until they reach a long-run emissions limit. The subgame-perfect equilibrium exhibits no market power unless the large agentÂ’s share of the initial stock of permits exceeds a critical level. We then apply our theoretical results to a global market for carbon dioxide emissions and the existing US market for sulfur dioxide emissions. We characterize competitive permit allocation profiles for the carbon market and find no evidence of market power in the sulfur market.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Instituto de Economia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. in its series Documentos de Trabajo with number 304.
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- Matti Liski & Juan-Pablo Montero, 2005. "Market power in a storable-good market - Theory and applications to carbon and sulfur trading," Working Papers 0516, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research.
- L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
- Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy
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