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We ”translate”Hotelling’s continuous-time, exhaustible resource extraction Model of 1931 into a linear program of present value extraction cost minimization subject to a stock endowment and period by period demand constraints. The appropriate form of the demand constraints allows for resource rent rising at the rate of interest in the dual program. A useful variant has the stock size endogenous.

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resource extraction
linear program
rent and interest rate
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