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Duopoly in Exhaustible Resource Exploration and Extraction

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  • John Hartwick
  • Perry Sadorsky

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Strategic considerations of exploration and extraction are investigated in a two player, two period, two stage perfect equilibrium framework. Relative to two plant monopoly, the duopolists explore more and extract more. A mixed game where there is co-operation "upstream" in exploration and Cournot competition "downstream" in quantities extracted is investigated. We also note the increasing returns to scale in exploration can introduce an unstable interior solution with a corner solution the presumed stable equilibrium.

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  • John Hartwick & Perry Sadorsky, 1988. "Duopoly in Exhaustible Resource Exploration and Extraction," Working Paper 721, Economics Department, Queen's University.
  • Handle: RePEc:qed:wpaper:721
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    3. Kristine Grimsrud, Knut Einar Rosendahl, Halvor B. Storrøsten, and Marina Tsygankova, 2016. "Short Run Effects of Bleaker Prospects for Oligopolistic Producers of a Non-renewable Resource," The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics, vol. 0(Number 3).
    4. Pickering, Andrew, 2008. "The oil reserves production relationship," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(2), pages 352-370, March.
    5. Janmaat, John, 2008. "Playing monopoly in the creek: Imperfect competition, development, and in-stream flows," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(3), pages 455-473, August.
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    7. Boyce, John R. & Vojtassak, Lucia, 2008. "An 'oil'igopoly theory of exploration," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(3), pages 428-454, August.

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