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Copper demand forecasts and predictions of future scarcity

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  • Hunt, C.
  • Romero, J.
  • Jara, J.
  • Lagos, G.

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Several studies dealt in the past decades with future predictions of the copper demand, motivated mainly by potential copper shortages that could arise due to insufficient reserves. It is known that there was never a shortage of reserves in order to satisfy demand in the last century and up to the present time. This paper addresses two questions. Did these concerns arise due to excessive demand forecasts, or due to stagnating reserves assumption, or due to both aspects?

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  • Hunt, C. & Romero, J. & Jara, J. & Lagos, G., 2021. "Copper demand forecasts and predictions of future scarcity," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 73(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jrpoli:v:73:y:2021:i:c:s0301420721001379
    DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2021.102123
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