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Excess Capacity and Capital Malleability in a Fishery with Myopic Expectations


Rust, S and Jennings, S and Yamazaki, S, Excess Capacity and Capital Malleability in a Fishery with Myopic Expectations, Marine Resource Economics, 31, (1) pp. 63-81. ISSN 0738-1360 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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2015 MRE Foundation

DOI: doi:10.1086/684079


Understanding the process whereby fishing capital accumulates and excess capacity emerges, particularly in fisheries where incentives for race to fish and race to invest are present, and where capital is not perfectly malleable, remains an important topic. We develop a dynamic model, incorporating quasi-malleable capital, race to fish and invest behaviors and myopic expectations, in which the level of excess capacity is endogenously determined. We show the importance of capital malleability, and of other biological and economic conditions, in determining the existence and strength of persistent equilibrium excess capacity in the fishery. We also highlight a link between the state of the fishery at the time race behavior emerges and the resultant level of excess capacity. Our results have implications for both the management of excess capacity and the use of empirical measures of excess capacity as performance indicators in fisheries where race behaviors are present.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Capital malleability, excess capacity, race to fish, race to invest, myopia
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Environment and resource economics
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
UTAS Author:Rust, S (Dr Steven Rust)
UTAS Author:Jennings, S (Dr Sarah Jennings)
UTAS Author:Yamazaki, S (Associate Professor Satoshi Yamazaki)
ID Code:104802
Year Published:2016 (online first 2015)
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2015-11-20
Last Modified:2017-11-27
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