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The Curse Of Windfall Gains In A Non Renewable Resource Oligopoly

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  • HASSAN BENCHEKROUN
  • NGO VAN LONG

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In this paper, we consider oligopolistic equilibria in subgame-perfect strategies in continuous time, and investigate the effect of stock discovery on the profits of non-identical natural resource oligopolists. We show that a uniform addition to all stocks does not necessarily increase the discounted sum of profits of all firms. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd/University of Adelaide and Flinders University 2006..

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  • Hassan Benchekroun & Ngo Van Long, 2006. "The Curse Of Windfall Gains In A Non Renewable Resource Oligopoly ," Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 45(2), pages 99-105, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ausecp:v:45:y:2006:i:2:p:99-105
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    1. Hartwick, John M. & Brolley, Michael, 2008. "The quadratic oil extraction oligopoly," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(4), pages 568-577, December.
    2. Halkos, George & Papageorgiou, George, 2012. "Simple taxation schemes on non–renewable resources extraction," MPRA Paper 40945, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Fujiwara, Kenji, 2011. "Losses from competition in a dynamic game model of a renewable resource oligopoly," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 33(1), pages 1-11, January.
    4. Weichenrieder, Alfons, 2017. "Should the Global Community Welcome or Mourn New Oil Discoveries?," Annual Conference 2017 (Vienna): Alternative Structures for Money and Banking 168089, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    5. 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.
    6. Long, Ngo Van & Prieur, Fabien & Tidball, Mabel & Puzon, Klarizze, 2017. "Piecewise closed-loop equilibria in differential games with regime switching strategies," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 76(C), pages 264-284.

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    JEL classification:

    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • Q33 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - Resource Booms (Dutch Disease)

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