Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/74400
Authors: 
Paulus, Moritz
Trüby, Johannes
Growitsch, Christian
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
EWI Working Paper 11/04
Abstract: 
We explore the hypothesis that export policies and trade patterns of national players in the steam coal market are consistent with non-competitive market behavior. We test this hypothesis by developing an equilibrium model which is able to model coal producing nations as strategic players. We explicitly account for integrated seaborne trade and domestic markets. The global steam coal market is simulated under several imperfect market structure setups. We find that trade and prices of a China - Indonesia duopoly fit the real market outcome best and that real Chinese export quotas in 2008 were consistent with simulated exports under a Cournot-Nash strategy.
Subjects: 
Strategic National Trade
Imperfect Competition
Steam Coal
China
Indonesia
JEL: 
C61
F10
L13
L71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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