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The Curse Of Windfall Gains In A Non Renewable Resource Oligopoly

  • Hassan Benchekroun

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  • Ngo Van Long

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We investigate the effect of stock discovery on the profits of non-identical oligopolists. We show that a uniform addition to all stocks could harm firms that are originally larger than average. One conclusion that could be drawn from the results is that a new technology that leads to more efficient exploitation of the available resource is not necessarily welcomed by all firms.

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Paper provided by McGill University, Department of Economics in its series Departmental Working Papers with number 2006-24.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2006
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Handle: RePEc:mcl:mclwop:2006-24
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  1. Benhabib, Jess & Radner, Roy, 1992. "The Joint Exploitation of a Productive Asset: A Game-Theoretic Approach," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 2(2), pages 155-90, April.
  2. Benchekroun, Hassan & Van Long, Ngo, 2002. "Transboundary Fishery: A Differential Game Model," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 69(274), pages 207-21, May.
  3. Benchekroun, Hassan, 2003. "Unilateral production restrictions in a dynamic duopoly," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 111(2), pages 214-239, August.
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