Climate Policy and Resource Extraction with Variable Markups and Imperfect Substitute

Malik Curuk, Suphi Sen

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We develop a resource extraction model that features imperfect substitution and
endogenous market power. We analytically characterize the effect of anticipated
future demand shocks on the resource extraction path and show that endogenous market power can dampen the adverse consequences of climate policies due to intertemporal carbon leakages compared to the perfect or monopolistic competition benchmarks. Next, we show that under constant elasticity of substitution between alternative energy resources, resource owner's current market share and reserves-to-extraction ratio are sufficient statistics to calculate the degree of intertemporal leakage. Applying data on OPEC, we find a minor increase in current extraction due to an anticipated increase in the productivity of alternative energy technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMunich
Number of pages65
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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