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Discontinuous Extraction of a Nonrenewable Resource

  • Eric Iksoon Im

    (Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Hilo)

  • Ujjayant Chakravorty

    (Department of Economics, University of Central Florida, Orlando)

  • James Roumasset

    ()

    (Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

This paper examines the sequence of optimal extraction of nonrenewable resources in the presence of multiple demands. We provide conditions under which extraction of a nonrenewable resource may be discontinuous over the course of its depletion.

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Paper provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 200509.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:hai:wpaper:200509
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  1. Amigues, J-P & Favard, P.author-name: Gaudet, G. & Moreaux, M, 1996. "On the Optimal Order of Natural Resource Use When the Capacity of the Inexhaustible Substitute is Limited," Cahiers de recherche 9628, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ.
  2. Chakravorty, Ujjayant & Krulce, Darrell & Roumasset, James, 2005. "Specialization and non-renewable resources: Ricardo meets Ricardo," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 29(9), pages 1517-1545, September.
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  7. Chakravorty, Ujjayant & Krulce, Darrell L, 1994. "Heterogeneous Demand and Order of Resource Extraction," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 62(6), pages 1445-52, November.
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