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Program 2006: Natural Resources and Environmental Economics Workshop

Winter 2006  (Archives)

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

Workshop Poster

13 janvier / January 13
Responsable / In charge : Stefan AMBEC (INRA, Grenoble)
Sujet / Topic : Sharing a Resource with Concave and Single-Peak Preferences


20 janvier / January 20
Responsable / In charge : 1) Gérard GAUDET (U. de Montréal)
2) Andrei V. BAZHANOV (Far Eastern National University, Vladivostok)
Sujet / Topic : 1) The Alberta Dilemma: Optimal Sharing of a Water Resource by an Agricultural and an Oil Sector (Gaudet)
2) Some Numerical Results of the Use of a Variational Approach to Modeling of Nonrenewable Resources Depletion (Bazhanov)


27 janvier / January 27
Responsable / In charge : 1) Mehdi ZAHAF (Lakehead University)
2) Hassan BENCHEKROUN (McGill U.)
Sujet / Topic : 1) A Differential Game of Emissions Trading (Zahaf)
2) Mergers in a Common Property Renewable Resource Oligopoly (Benchekroun)

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
1) Westskog H. (1996). “Market Power in a System of Tradable CO2 Quotas”, The Energy Journal, vol 17 (3), pp. 85-103.
Hagem C. and Westskog H. (1998). “The Design of a Dynamic Tradable Quota System under Market Imperfections”, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, vol. 36 (1), pp. 89-107.
2) Salant S.W., Switzer S., Reynolds R.J., “Losses from HorizontalMerger: The Effects of an Exogenous Change in Industry Structure on Cournot-Nash Equilibrium”, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 98 (2), may 1983, pp. 185-199.


3 février / February 3
Responsable / In charge : Graciela CHICHILNISKY (Columbia U.)
Sujet / Topic : Axioms of Choice with Rare Events: Understanding Equity Premium, and Measures of Risk in Growth and Value Investment

Bibliographie / Back up bibliography and applications :
Graciela Chichilnisky and Kyrylo Shmatov, “Risk and Returns in Growth and Value Value Investment”, 2005.
Graciela Chichilnisky, Dasol Kim, Ho-Mou Wu, “An Axiomatic Approach to Rare Events and the Equity Premium”, 2005.
Graciela Chichilnisky and Peter Eisenberger, “Assessing Catastrophic Risks”, 2005.


10 février / February 10
Responsable / In charge : 1) Ngo Van LONG (McGill U.)
2) David PEREZ CASTRILLO & Ines MACHO STADLER (U. Autonoma Barcelona)
Sujet / Topic : 1) Optimal Tariff on Exhaustible Resources
2) Optimal Enforcement Policy and Firms’ Emissions and Compliance with Environmental Taxes


17 février / February 17
Responsable / In charge : 1) Nicolas TREICH (U. de Toulouse)
2) Markus HERRMANN, Ph.D. (U. de Montréal )
Sujet / Topic : 1) Statistical vs. Identified Lives in Benefit-Cost Analysis
2) The Economic Dynamics of Antibiotic Efficiency Under Open Access


24 février / February 24
Responsable / In charge : 1) Ujjayant CHAKRAVORTY (U. of Central Florida)
2) Michel MOREAUX (U. de Toulouse)
Sujet / Topic : 1) The Economics of Biofuels
2) When Bad is Good: Heterogeneity and Nonrenewable Resource Extraction


3 mars / March 3
Responsable / In charge : 1) Amrita Ray CHAUDHURI, Ph.D. (McGill U.) (à confirmer)
2) Alain-Désiré NIMUBONA (HEC)
Sujet / Topic : 1) Environmental Policy and Mergers in a Polluting Oiligopoly
2) Environmental Taxation and its Impact on the Structure of the Eco-industry

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
Canton, J., Soubeyran, A. and H. Stahn (2005), “Optimal Environmental Policy, Vertical Structure and Imperfect Competition”, Working paper, GREQAM.
Copeland, B. (2005), “Pollution Policy and the Market for Abatement Services,” Mimeo, University of British Columbia.
David, M. and B. Sinclair-Desgagné (2005), “Environmental Regulation and the Eco-Industry”, Journal of Regulatory Economics, 28(2): 141-155. WP CIRANO.
Mankiw, N.G. and M.D. Whinston (1986), “Free Entry and Social Inefficiency”, Rand Journal of Economics, 17(1): 48-58.
Nimubona, A.D. and B. Sinclair-Desgagné (2005), “The Pigouvian Tax Rule in the Presence of Eco-Industry“, mimeo, HEC Montréal.
Requate, T. (2005), “Timing and Commitment of Environmental Policy, Adoption of New Technology, and Repercussions on R&D”, forthcoming in Environmental and Resource Economics. WP ZBW-Kiel
Seade, J. (1980), “On the Effects of Entry”, Econometrica, 48: 479-90.

10 mars / March 10
Responsable / In charge : 1) Soham BAKSI (U. of Winnipeg)
2) Didier TATOUTCHOUP, Ph. D. (U. de Montréal)
Sujet / Topic : 1) Recycling with Endogenous Consumer Participation
2) Optimal Forestry Contracts With Private Information

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
Swan, P.L. (1980), “Alcoa: The Influence of Recycling on Monopoly Power”, Journal of Political Economy, 88(1), p. 76-99.
Gérard GAUDET, Pierre LASSERRE, Ngo Van LONG, “Optinal Resource Royalties with Unknown and Temporally Independent Extraction Cost Structures”, International Economic Reviews 36(3), august 1995, pp.715-749.
Andrew ATKESON, Robert E. LUCAS, “On Efficient Distribution With Private Information”, Review of Economic Studies 59, 1992, pp.427-453.
Jonathan THOMAS, “Income Fluctuation and Asymmetric Information: An Example of a Repeated Principal-Agent Problem”, Journal Of Economic Theory 51, 1990, pp. 367-390.

17 mars / March 17
Responsable / In charge : 1) Effrosyni DIAMANTOUDI (Concordia U.)
2) Bodhisatta SENGUPTA, Ph.D. (McGill U.)
Sujet / Topic : 1) Coalitions, Agreements and Efficiency
2) On Transfer Policy Within a Federation


24 mars / March 24
Responsable / In charge : 1) Skander BENABDALLAH, Ph.D. (UQAM)
2) Eric Akcel BAHEL, Ph.D. (U. de Montréal)
Sujet / Topic : 1) Choosing among Competing Tree Species under Price Uncertainty
2) Technological Change and Pollution: a Review of the Literature

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
S.R. Milliman and R. Prince, “Firm incentives to promote technological change in pollution control”, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, November 1989.
Rob Hart, “Growth, environment and innovation-a model with production vintages and environmentally oriented research”, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, November 2004.

31 mars / March 31
Responsable / In charge : 1) Charles MASON (U. of Wyoming)
2) Andrew LEACH (HEC Montréal
Sujet / Topic : 1) On the Interaction of Eco-Labeling and Trade
2) Resource Extraction with Induced Innovation


7 avril / April 7
Responsable / In charge : Séance commune avec
L’Atelier sur l’allocation des ressources intergénérationnelles /
Workshop on Intergenerational Resource Allocation
(organisateurs/organisers: Walter Bossert; Yves Sprumont)

Geir ASHEIM (University of Oslo)
Walter BOSSERT (Université de Montréal, CIREQ)
Donald CAMPBELL (The College of William & Mary)
John HARTWICK (Queen’s University)
Geoffrey HEAL (Columbia University)
Ngo Van LONG (McGill University, CIREQ)
Tapan MITRA (Cornell University)
Yves SPRUMONT (Université de Montréal, CIREQ)


Sujet / Topic :


Voir/See Atelier ressources intergénérationnelles/Workshop on Intergenerational Resources.


Lieux et horaire/Location and schedule :


HEC Montréal
5255, rue Decelles, salle/room 3051
Montréal, Québec

7-8 avril/April 2006

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