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Exploiting Common Resources with Capital-Intensive Technologies: The Role of External Forces

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dc.contributor.author Engel, Stefanie en_US
dc.contributor.author Lopez, Ramon en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:30:16Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:30:16Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-06-27 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-06-27 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/484
dc.description.abstract "Many natural resources can be effectively exploited mainly by using capital-intensive technologies. We develop a bargaining model with endogenous inside and outside options to analyze the interactions between local communities having at least some degree of informal claims over natural resources and external agents, particularly firms interested in commercial resource exploitation. We analyze the effects of three general types of intervention by third-party actors: (i) interventions affecting market power or discount rates, (ii) interventions affecting de facto property rights, and (iii) interventions affecting the opportunity cost of labor. Our results indicate that the strategy of intervention matters. We show that third party interventions that are responsive to the intensity of resource exploitation may have counter intuitive effects. In particular, improvements in the community's bargaining power vis-a-vis the firm are likely to increase resource extraction and thereby harm the environment. Moreover, an increase in the wage rate may increase environmental degradation." en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject negotiation en_US
dc.subject bargaining--models en_US
dc.subject conflict--models en_US
dc.subject markets en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.subject labor en_US
dc.subject firm en_US
dc.subject logging--models en_US
dc.title Exploiting Common Resources with Capital-Intensive Technologies: The Role of External Forces en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference The Commons in an Age of Global Transition: Challenges, Risks and Opportunities, the Tenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates August 9-13 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Oaxaca, Mexico en_US
dc.submitter.email yinjin@indiana.edu en_US


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