Unitization of Spatially Connected Renewable Resources Journal Article uri icon



  • Abstract; Spatial connectivity of renewable resources induces a spatial externality in extraction. We explore the consequences of decentralized spatial property rights in the presence of spatial externalities. We generalize the notion of unitization—developed to enhance cooperative extraction of oil and gas fields—and apply it to renewable resources which face a similar spatial commons problem. We find that unitizing a common pool renewable resource can yield first-best outcomes even when participation is voluntary, provided profit sharing rules can vary by participant.

publication date

  • March 4, 2011

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • February 16, 2015 11:43 AM

Full Author List

  • Kaffine DT; Costello C

author count

  • 2

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Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1935-1682

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