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Optimal Tariffs On Exhaustible Resources: The Case Of Quantity-Setting

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  • KENJI FUJIWARA

    () (School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University, Uegahara 1-1-155, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, 662-8502, Japan)

  • NGO VAN LONG

    () (Department of Economics, McGill University, 855 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T7, Canada)

Abstract

Constructing a dynamic game model of trade of an exhaustible resource, this paper compares feedback Nash and Stackelberg equilibria. We consider two different leadership scenarios: leadership by the importing country, and leadership by the exporting country. We numerically show that as compared to the Nash equilibrium, both countries are better off if the importing country is a leader, but that the follower is worse off if the exporting country is a leader. Consequently, the world welfare is highest under the importing country's leadership and lowest under the exporting country's leadership.

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  • Kenji Fujiwara & Ngo Van Long, 2012. "Optimal Tariffs On Exhaustible Resources: The Case Of Quantity-Setting," International Game Theory Review (IGTR), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 14(04), pages 1-17.
  • Handle: RePEc:wsi:igtrxx:v:14:y:2012:i:04:n:s021919891240004x
    DOI: 10.1142/S021919891240004X
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    1. Michielsen, Thomas O., 2014. "Strategic resource extraction and substitute development," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 36(2), pages 455-468.
    2. Benchekroun, H. & Benchekroun, S., 2015. "Harvests' lifespan and North–South market share rivalry," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 114-124.

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    Keywords

    Dynamic game; feedback Nash equilibrium; feedback Stackelberg equilibrium; C73; L72;

    JEL classification:

    • B4 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology
    • C0 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General
    • C6 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • D5 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • M2 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics

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