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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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Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Économie & prévision.

Volume (Year): 143 (2000)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 129-138

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Handle: RePEc:prs:ecoprv:ecop_0249-4744_2000_num_143_2_6096
Note: DOI:10.3406/ecop.2000.6096
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