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Program 2005: Natural Resources and Environmental Economics Workshop

Winter 2005  (Archives)

Location : McGill University
855 Sherbrooke West, Leacock 429 Pavillon
9:00 – 12:00

Workshop Poster

8 avril / April 8
• Responsable / In charge : 1) Bohdi SENGUPTA (McGill University)
2) Christian TRUDEAU (Université de Montréal)
• Sujet / Topic : 1) Environmental Federalism (Sengupta)
2) Cost Sharing of Geographic Networks : Gas and Oil Pipelines, Electricity Distribution Networks(Trudeau)

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
2) William W. Sharkey, (2005) “Network Models in Economics”, in “Handbook in Operations Research and Management Science : Networks”, Vol. 8, edited by M.O. Ball and al., pp.713-765.
Marcel Boyer, Michel Moreaux and Michel Truchon, (2002) “Partage de coûts et tarification des infrastructures ; Les méthodes de partages de coûts : Propriétés”, Project Report, Cirano, 73 p.
Gustavo Bergantinos and Juan J. Vidal-Puga, (2004), “Defining rules in cost spanning tree problems through the canonical form”, working paper, 81 p.
Hervé Moulin and Scott Shenker, (1994) “Average Cost Pricing versus Serial Cost Sharing : An Axiomatic Comparison”, Journal of Economic Theory, 64, pp.178-201.

1er avril / April 1
• Responsable / In charge : 1) Nicolas MARCHETTI (CIRANO, Montréal)
2) Amrita RAY-CHAUDHURI (McGill University)
3) Melania NICA (Concordia University)
• Sujet / Topic : 1) Auctions for Siting Noxious Facilities (Marchetti)
2) Time Consistent Side Payments in a Dynamic Game of Downstream Pollution (Ray-Chaudhuri)
3) Better Democracy, Better Environment (Nica)

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
1) KUNREUTHER, H., KLEINDORFER, P.R. (1986), “A sealed-bid auction mechanism for siting noxious facilities”, American Economic Review 76, 295-299.
KUNREUTHER, H., KLEINDORFER, P.R., KNETZ, P., YAKSICK, R. (1987), “A compensation mechanism for siting noxious facilities: Theory and experimental design”, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 14, 371-383.
O’SULLIVAN, A. (1993), “Voluntary auctions for noxious facilities: Incitives to participate and the efficiency of siting decision”, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 25, s12-s26.
JEAN MARIE, A., MARCHETTI, N., TIDBALL, M. (2003), “On auction for siting noxious facilities in a multiple-city region”, Working Paper Series on Social Science Research Network.
MARCHETTI, N. (2004), “Low-bid auction versus high-bid for siting noxious facilities in a two-city region: An exact approach”, Cahiers Scientifiques du CIRANO 2004s-52.
2) JORGENSEN, Steffen; ZACCOUR, Georges, (2001) “Time consistent side payments in a dynamic game of downstream pollution”, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 25, pp. 1973-1987.
3) STOKEY N.,L. ( 1998) “Are there limits to growth?” International Economic Review 39(1), 1-31
ERIKSSON C., PERSSON J. (2003) “Economic Growth, Inequality, Democratization, and the Environment”, Environmental and Resource Economics Vol. 25 No. 1, 1-16


25 mars / March 25
Congé de Pâques / Easter break
18 mars / March 18
• Responsable / In charge : 1) Stephen SALANT (University of Michigan)
2) Markus HERRMANN (Université de Montréal)
• Sujet / Topic : 1) Willpower and Optimal Control of Visceral Urges Over Time
2) Monopoly Pricing of an Antibiotic Subject to Resistance (Herrmann)

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
1) OZDENOREN, Emre ; SALANT, Stephen ; SILVERMAN, Dan (2005) “Willpower and Optimal Control of Visceral Urges Over Time”, working paper.
2) HERMANN, Markus (2004), “Monopoly Pricing of an Antibiotic Subject to Resistance“, working paper.

11 mars / March 11
• Responsable / In charge : 1) Carolyn FISCHER (Resources for the future, Washington, DC)
2) Andrew LEACH (HEC, Montréal)
• Sujet / Topic : 1) Should Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards Be Tightened? (Fisher)
2) The Welfare Implications of Climate Change Policy (Leach)

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
1) Ian W.H. Parry, Carolyn Fischer, and Winston Harrington, (2004) “Should Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards Be Tightened?“, discussion paper, Resources for the Future.
2) LEACH, Andrew (2004)“The Welfare Implications of Climate Change Policy”, discussion paper, HEC Montréal.
POPP, David (2004), “ENTICE: endogenous technological change in the DICE model of global warming”, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, vol. 48, pp. 742–768

4 mars / March 4
• Responsable / In charge : 1) Anthony G. HEYES (Royal Holloway College, University of London)
2) John HARTWICK (Queen’s University)
• Sujet / Topic : 1) Eco-Labels (Heyes)
2) How Much Population Growth is Compatible with Constant per Capita Consumption? (Hartwick)

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
1) Charles F. Mason (2002) “On the Economics of Eco-Labeling”, working paper.
Robinson, Peter E. (2003) “Eco-Labels and Free Riding”, working paper, University of New South Wales.
Heyes, Anthony G. ; W. Maxwell, John (2003) “Private vs. Public Regulation: Political Economy of the International Environment” working paper, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Heyes, Anthony G. ; Maxwell, John W. ; Kennedy, Peter W. (2004) “Multiple Labels”, work in progress.
2) Hartwick, John M. (2004), “Population Increase in Mitra’s Model of Sustainable Per Capita Consumption”, working paper.

25 février / February 25
• Responsable / In charge : 1) Denis CLAUDE (GERAD et Université de Montpellier)
2) Abderrahmane SOKRI (HEC Montréal)
• Sujet / Topic : 1) Environmental Policy in Mixed Markets
2) Harvesting of Common Pool Ressources

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
1) Claude, D., Hindriks, J. (2004), “Strategic Privatization and Regulation Policy in Mixed Markets”, working paper.
Katsoulacos, Y., Xepapadeas, A. (1995), “Environmental policy under oligopoly with endogeneous market structure”, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 97, 411-420.
Katsoulacos, Y., Xepapadeas, A. (1996), “Environmental policy and market structure”, in Environmental Policy and Market Structure, Carraro, C., Katsoulacos, Y., Xepapadeas, A. (eds), Dordrecht, Kluwer.
Lee, S.-H. (1999), “Optimal taxation for polluting oligopolists with endogenous market structure”, Journal of Regulatory Economics 15, 293-308.
Myles, G. (2002) “Mixed oligopoly, subsidization and the order of firrms moves: An irrelevance result for the general case”, Economics Bulletin 12(1), 1-6.
Vickers, J. (1985), “Delegation and the Theory of the Firm”, The Economic Journal 95, 138-147.

2) Sandal, Leif K., Steinshamnb, Stein I. (2004), “Dynamic Cournot-competitive harvesting of a common pool resource”, Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control 28, 1781-1799.

18 février / February 18
• Responsable / In charge : 1) Alain-Désiré NIMUBONA (HEC Montréal)
2) Sophie PARDO (HEC Montréal)
• Sujet / Topic : 1) The Pigouvian Tax Rule in the presence of an Eco-Industry (Nimubona)
2) Fishing Activity and Environmental Preservation (Pardo)

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
1) Barnett, A. H. (1980), “The Pigouvian Tax Rule under Monopoly”, American Economic Review, 70(5): 1037-41.
Buchanan, J. M. (1969), “External Diseconomies, Corrective Taxes, and Market Structure”, American Economic Review, 59(1): 174-77.
David, M. and B. Sinclair-Desgagné (2004), “Environmental Regulation and the Eco-Industry”, Working Paper.
Katsoulacos, Y. and A. Xepapadeas (1995), “Environmental Policy Under Oligopoly with Endogenous Market Structure”, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 97(3): 411-20.

2) Ami D., Hilgert N., Pardo S., Tidball M. (2004), “Fishing Activity and Environmental Preservation”, Working Paper.
Ami D., Cartigny P., Rapaport A. (2005), “Can Marine Protected Areas enhance both Economic and Biological situations?”, Comptes Rendus Académie des Sciences – Biologie, Conférences d’Alcala –Ecologie Mathématique -, forthcoming march 2005.
Clark C.W. (1990), “Mathematical Bioeconomics: The optimal managementof renewable resources”, 2nd ed., John Wiley and Sons, New York.
Clark C.W., Kirkwood G.P (1986), “On uncertain renewable resource stocks: Optimal harvest policies and the value of stock surveys”, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 13, 235-244.
Hernandez-Lerma O., Lasserre J.B.( 1996), “Discrete-Time Markov Control Processes, Basic Optimality Criteria”, Springer-Verlag, New-York.
Reed W.J. (1979), “Optimal Escapement Levels in Stochastic and Deterministic Harvesting Models”, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 6, 350-363.
Saphores J.D. (2003), “Harvesting a renewable resource under uncertainty”, Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, 28, 509-529.

11 février / February 11
• Responsable / In charge : 1) Hassan BENCHEKROUNOmer ACIKGOZ (McGill University)
2) Ngo Van LONG (McGill University)
• Sujet / Topic : 1) Common property productive resources: 1) Fisheries 2) Pollution
2) Capacity Utilization, Income Transfer, and Investment in Environmental Quality

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
1) BENCHEKROUN, Hassan, (2004), “Profitability of coalition formations in a dynamic oligopoly”, working paper.
BENCHEKROUN, Hassan, (2004), “The double curse of a common property productive asset oligopoly“, working paper.
ACIKGOZ, Omer, (2004), “Detrimental Future International Environmental Agreements : A Differential Game Approach”, working paper.
2) LONG,Ngo Van, (2005) “Capacity Utilization, Income Transfer, and Investment in Environmental Quality”, working paper.

4 février / February 4
• Responsable / In charge : Robert CAIRNS (McGill University)
• Sujet / Topic : Green Accounting and Sustainable Development

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
ASHEIM, Geir B. (2000), ” Green national accounting: why and how?”, Environment and Development Economics Volume 5 (01), pp 25-48
CAIRNS, Robert D. (2005), “Value and Income: An Eisegesis of Environmental Accounting”, working paper.
CAIRNS, Robert D. (2005), “Accounting for Sustainable Development or for the Environment?”, working paper.
CAIRNS, Robert D. (2000), “Sustainability accounting and green accounting”, Environment and Development Economics Volume 5 (01), pp 49-54
HARTWICK, John M., (1977), “Intergenerational Equity and the Investing of Rents from Exhaustible Resources”, The American Economic Review, Vol. 67 (5), pp. 972-974.
SOLOW, R. M., (1974), “Intergenerational Equity and the Exhaustible Resources”, The Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 41, pp. 29-45.
VINCENT, Jeffrey R. (2000), “Green accounting: from theory to practice”, Environment and Development Economics Volume 5 (01), pp 13-24.
WEITZMAN, Martin L. (1976), “On the Welfare Signifiance of National Product in a Dynamic Economy”, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 90 (01), pp 156-162.
WEITZMAN, Martin L. (2000), “The linearised Hamiltonian as comprehensive NDP”, Environment and Development Economics Volume 5 (01), pp 55-68

28 janvier / January 28
• Responsable / In charge : Randy WIGLE (Wilfrid Laurier University)
• Sujet / Topic : Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of Environmental Issues

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
SNODDON, Tracy, WIGLE, Randall, (2004) “Fraying Over Paying: Who Will Bear the Costs of Greenhouse Policy”, working paper.

21 janvier / January 21
• Responsable / In charge : 1) Soham BAKSI (McGill University)
2) Hervé LOHOUES (Université de Montréal)
• Sujet / Topic : 1) Pollution Taxation under Capital Mobility (Baksi)
2) Group and Size Asymmetries in a “Fish War” (Lohoues)

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
1) BAKSI, Soham (2004), Pollution Taxation under Capital Mobility: Strategic Location Decision of a Polluting Firm, and the Role of Policy Commitment.
2) LEVHARI, David, MIRMAN, Leonard J. (1980), “The great fish war: An example using dynamic Cournot-Nash solution”, The Bell Journal of Economics 11(1), 322-334.
LOHOUES, Hervé, (2005) “Group and size asymmetries in a “fish war””, working paper.
GAUDET, Gérard, LOHOUES, Hervé (2004), “On Limits to the Use of Linear Markov Strategies in Common Property Natural Resource Games”, working paper.
PLOURDE, Charles, YEUNG, David (1989), “Harvesting of a Transboundary Replenishable Fish Stock: A Noncooperative Game Solution”, Marine Resource Economics 6, 57-70.

14 janvier / January 14
• Responsable / In charge : Cees WITHAGEN (Tilburg University)
• Sujet / Topic : A Survey of Non Renewable Natural Resource Exploitation and Market Structure

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
GILBERT, R. (1978), “Dominant firm pricing policy in a market for an exhaustible resource”, Bell Journal of Economics 9, 385-395.
GROOT, Fons, WITHAGEN, Cess, De ZEEUW, Aart (2003), “Strong time-consistency in the cartel-versus-fringe model”, Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control 28, 287-306.
KARP, L., NEWBERY, D. (1993), “Intertemporal consistency issues in depletable resources”. in Kneese, A., Sweeney, J., (eds), Handbook of Natural Resources and Energy Economics. North-Holland, Amsterdam, 881-931.
SALANT, S. (1976), “Exhaustible resource and industrial structure: A Nash-Cournot approach to the world oil market”, Journal of Political Economy 84, 1079-1094.

7 janvier / January 7
• Responsable / In charge : Olfa KAZRI et Pierre LASSERRE (Université du Québec à Montréal)
• Sujet / Topic : Forest Management: From Faustmann to Zoning

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
KHAZRI, Olfa, LASSERRE, Pierre (2004), “Mature Trees Help Regeneration: When is it Desirable to Have Overlapping Rotations?”, working paper.
KHAZRI, Olfa, LASSERRE, Pierre (2004), “The Natural State as a Basis for Measuring Biodiversity”, working paper.
MESSIER, Christian, BIGUÉ, Brigitte (2004), “Using fast-growing plantations to promote forest ecosystem protection in Canada!”, working paper.

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