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An application of Ramsey model in transition economy: a Russian case study

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  • Babu Nahata

    (University of Louisville)

  • Alexei Izyumov

    (University of Louisville)

  • Vladimir Busygin

    (Russian Academy of Sciences)

  • Anna Mishura

    (Russian Academy of Sciences)

Abstract

This case study uses the Ramsey model to analyze whether the current electricity prices charged by the natural monopoly Novosibirskenergo in a major industrial region of the Russian Federation are socially optimal. Our estimates of demand elasticities for two major groups of consumers, namely households and industrial users, show that prices are not socially optimal. A decrease in price for industrial users and an increase in price for households would bring the prices closer to socially optimal.

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  • Babu Nahata & Alexei Izyumov & Vladimir Busygin & Anna Mishura, 2003. "An application of Ramsey model in transition economy: a Russian case study," General Economics and Teaching 0307003, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpgt:0307003
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    Keywords

    Natural monopolies; Transition economy; Ramsey model.;

    JEL classification:

    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design
    • L9 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities
    • P5 - Economic Systems - - Comparative Economic Systems

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