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Productivity development in Icelandic : Norwegian and Swedish fisheries
(Working paper2007:31, Working paper, 2007-12)
Several factors contribute to the productivity of nations’ fisheries: Abundance of fish stocks, government regulation of fisheries, and innovations in fishing technologies. We analyze the total factor productivity (TFP) ...
Optimal provision of public goods : implications for support to agriculture
(Discussion paper2007:6, Working paper, 2007-01)
This paper summarises a decade of research by the authors into the welfare economic foundations for agricultural policy. The main results are that the levels of support to agriculture in rich developed countries like ...
The 19th century Antarctic sealing industry : sources, data and economic significance
(Discussion paper2008:21, Working paper, 2008-09)
Sealing was the first exploitative industry in the Antarctic region. Throughout the 19th century it was characterized by large fluctuations in harvests and shifts in hunting grounds as seals were almost exterminated in ...
Antarctic tourism and the maritime heritage
(Discussion paper2008:20, Working paper, 2008-09)
Maritime activity in the Antarctic region goes back to the 18th Century. It evolved from exploration and discoveries to commercial activities, especially sealing and whaling. Antarctic tourism is a more recent phenomenon, ...
A crisis that never came : the decline of the European Antarctic whaling industry in the 1950s and -60s
(Discussion paper2011:9, Working paper, 2011-05)
Atmospheric externalities and environmental taxation
(Discussion paper2010:23, Working paper, 2010-09)
The paper reviews the theory of environmental taxation under first best and second best conditions. It argues that negative environmental externalities lead to reductions of the provision of public goods, while investment ...
Spatial management of a fishery under parameter uncertainty
(Discussion paper2008:13, Working paper, 2008-06)
Spatial management of a fishery under parameter uncertainty is analyzed. The habitat is divided into two areas, and the effort level in the two areas may be different. The migration of biomass between the areas follows a ...
Continuous harvesting costs in sole-owner fisheries with increasing marginal returns
(Discussion paper2009:6, Working paper, 2009-09)
We develop a bioeconomic model to analyze a sole-owner fishery with fixed costs as well as a continuous cost function for the generalized Cobb-Douglas production function with increasing marginal returns to effort level. ...
Aquaculture development in Asia : current status, economics and future outlook
(Working paper2006:42, Working paper, 2006-11)
The purpose of this article is to analyse aquaculture development in selected Asian countries. The contribution of Asia to world aquaculture will be documented. In Asia, different culture systems are practised and numerous ...
Buying power in UK retail chains : a residual supply approach
(Working paper2006:33, Working paper, 2006-11)
The development of supermarket chains has led to substantial concentration in food supply chains, and has raised concerns not only that these companies can exploit oligopoly power, but also oligopsony power. In this paper, ...