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Concession minière et asymétrie d'information


  • Jean-Christophe Poudou
  • Lionel Thomas


[eng] Mining Concessions and Asymmetric Information by Jean-Christophe Poudou and Lionel Thomas . We study a concession contract for exploiting an exhaustible resource when a mining firm has private information about its costs. We show that the "traditional" balance between revenue and efficiency, which results in a lower level of production than with symmetric information, is not systematic in this contract. This is due to the specific depletion cost of non-renewable resources. [fre] Nous analysons le contrat de concession concernant l'exploitation d'une ressource non renouvelable lorsque l'opérateur minier détient une information privée sur ses coûts. Nous montrons que l'arbitrage " traditionnel " rente-efficacité consistant à diminuer la production par rapport au cadre informationnel symétrique n'est pas systématique dans le contrat de concession minière. Nous démontrons que ce résultat est dû à la présence de l'effet de stock caractérisant les ressources non renouvelables.

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  • Jean-Christophe Poudou & Lionel Thomas, 2000. "Concession minière et asymétrie d'information," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 143(2), pages 129-138.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:ecoprv:ecop_0249-4744_2000_num_143_2_6096
    Note: DOI:10.3406/ecop.2000.6096

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    1. Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline & Sebastien Roussel, 2014. "Payments for Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils: Incentives for the Future and Rewards for the Past," CEEES Paper Series CE3S-01/14, European University at St. Petersburg, Department of Economics.
    2. Hung, N.-M & Poudou, J.-C. & Thomas, L., 2003. "Mining and Incentive Concession Contracts," Cahiers du CREDEN (CREDEN Working Papers) 03.10.38, CREDEN (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Droit de l'Energie), Faculty of Economics, University of Montpellier 1.

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