Games with Exhaustible Resources

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Games with Exhaustible Resources
We study N-player continuous-time Cournot games in an oligopoly where firms choose production quantities. These are nonzero-sum differential games, whose value functions may be characterized by systems of nonlinear Hamilton-Jacobi partial differential equations. When resources are in finite supply, such as oil, exhaustibility enters as boundary conditions for the PDEs. We analyze the problem when there is an alternative, but expensive, technology (for example solar power for energy production), and give an asymptotic approximation in the limit of small exhaustibility. We illustrate the two-player problem by numerical solutions, and discuss the impact of limited oil reserves on production and oil prices in the duopoly case. Contents
Chris Harris, Sam Howison, Ronnie Sircar
Added 30 Jan 2011
Updated 30 Jan 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Authors Chris Harris, Sam Howison, Ronnie Sircar
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