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Monopoly extraction of a nonrenewable resource facing capacity constrained renewable competition

  • Wang, Min
  • Zhao, Jinhua

This paper studies monopoly extraction of a nonrenewable resource with the presence of a competitively supplied capacity constrained renewable substitute. The monopolist staves off the renewable supply when the latter becomes competitive and then lets the resource price jump up.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 120 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 503-508

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:120:y:2013:i:3:p:503-508
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