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Equilibrium Investment Is Reduced If We Allow For Forward Contracts

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  • Veronika Grimm

    () (Universidad de Alicante)

  • Gregor Zoettl

    () (CORE, Université catholique de Louvain)

Abstract

In this paper we analyze incentives to invest in capacity prior to asequence of Cournot spot markets with varying demand. We compareequilibrium investment in the absence and in presence of the possibility to tradeon forward markets. We find that the possibility to trade forwards reducesequilibrium investments.

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  • Veronika Grimm & Gregor Zoettl, 2006. "Equilibrium Investment Is Reduced If We Allow For Forward Contracts," Working Papers. Serie AD 2006-05, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
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    1. Dressler, Luisa, 2016. "Support schemes for renewable electricity in the European Union: Producer strategies and competition," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 186-196.

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    Keywords

    Investment incentives; demand fluctuations; forward markets;

    JEL classification:

    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets

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