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Note on the open-loop von Stackelberg equilibrium in the cartel versus fringe model

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  • Groot, F.
  • Withagen, C.A.A.M.

    (Tilburg University)

  • Zeeuw, A.J. de

    (Tilburg University)

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One of the ways to model the supply side of the world oil market is by means of the cartel versus fringe model and to employ the open-loop von Stackelberg equilibrium concept. This note shows that the equilibrium as presented in the literature does not satisfy the optimality conditions for the open-loop equilibrium. The authors show, furthermore, that in contrast with the prevailing view, the equilibrium can display discontinuous price trajectories. Copyright 1992 by Royal Economic Society.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University in its series Open Access publications from Tilburg University with number urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-377500.

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Date of creation: 1992
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Publication status: Published in Economic Journal (1992) v.102, p.1478-1484
Handle: RePEc:ner:tilbur:urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-377500

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  1. BENCHEKROUN, Hassan & WITHAGEN, Cees, 2010. "On Price Taking Behavior in a Nonrenewable Resource Cartel-Fringe Game," Cahiers de recherche 11-2010, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ.
  2. Karp, Larry & Tahvonen, Olli, 1995. "International Trade in Exhaustible Resources: A Cartel-Competitive Fringe Model," Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series qt9dt5614j, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley.
  3. Boyce, John R. & Vojtassak, Lucia, 2008. "An 'oil'igopoly theory of exploration," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(3), pages 428-454, August.
  4. Groot, Fons & Withagen, Cees & de Zeeuw, Aart, 2003. "Strong time-consistency in the cartel-versus-fringe model," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 28(2), pages 287-306, November.
  5. Olli Tahvonen, 1995. "International CO 2 taxation and the dynamics of fossil fuel markets," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 2(2), pages 261-278, August.
  6. Cees Withagen, 1998. "Untested Hypotheses in Non-Renewable Resource Economics," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 11(3), pages 623-634, April.
  7. Hassan Benchekroun & Cees Withagen, 2008. "Nonrenewable Resource Oligopolies And The Cartel-Fringe Game," Departmental Working Papers 2008-02, McGill University, Department of Economics.
  8. Ngo Long, 2011. "Dynamic Games in the Economics of Natural Resources: A Survey," Dynamic Games and Applications, Springer, vol. 1(1), pages 115-148, March.
  9. Benchekroun, Hassan & Gaudet, Gerard & Van Long, Ngo, 2006. "Temporary natural resource cartels," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 52(3), pages 663-674, November.
  10. Benchekroun, Hassan & Halsema, Alex & Withagen, Cees, 2009. "On nonrenewable resource oligopolies: The asymmetric case," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 33(11), pages 1867-1879, November.
  11. Wang, Min & Zhao, Jinhua, 2013. "Monopoly extraction of a nonrenewable resource facing capacity constrained renewable competition," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 120(3), pages 503-508.

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