Equilibrium Investment Is Reduced If We Allow For Forward Contracts
AbstractIn this paper we analyze incentives to invest in capacity prior to asequence of Cournot spot markets with varying demand. We compareequilibrium investment in the absence and in presence of the possibility to tradeon forward markets. We find that the possibility to trade forwards reducesequilibrium investments.
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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2006
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Investment incentives; demand fluctuations; forward markets;
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- D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
- L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
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- NEP-FMK-2006-03-11 (Financial Markets)
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