Open Access vs. Restricted Access with Two Variable Factors: On the Redistributive Effects of a Property Regime Change
University of Ottawa Department of Economics Working Paper Series No. 1406E
21 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2014
Date Written: September 17, 2014
We consider the factor payment effects of a transition from open access to restricted access in the resource sector in the long-run, i.e., when both labor and capital are mobile between sectors. We show that the transition benefits (harms) the factor that is initially used more (less) intensively in the manufacturing sector relative to the resource sector. Our analysis introduces a dual approach used to compare equilibria between property regime types.
Keywords: Property Rights, Natural Resources, Mobile Capital, Factor Payments, Income Distribution, Dual Approach
JEL Classification: D02, D23, D33, K11, Q2, N5, O13
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