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Title:Cooperation in a resource extraction game PDF Logo
Authors:Stähler, Frank
Wagner, Friedrich
Issue Date:1998
Series/Report no.:Kiel Working Papers 846
Abstract:An exhaustible stock of resources may be exploited by N players. An arbitrarily long duration of the game is only possible, if the utility function satisfies certain restrictions at small values R of extraction. We find that stability against unilateral defection occurs if the elasticity of the marginal utility turns out to be larger than (N - 1 )/N, however independent of the value of the discount factor. Hence we find that cooperation does not depend on the discount factor for a certain range of elasticities. Analogy to phase transitions in statistical physics is discussed.
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Kieler Arbeitspapiere, IfW
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