Mean Field Game Approach to Production and Exploration of Exhaustible Commodities

Por • 3 nov, 2017 • Sección: Economía

Michael Ludkovski, Xuwei Yang

Abstract: In a game theoretic framework, we study energy markets with a continuum of homogenous producers who produce energy from an exhaustible resource such as oil. Each producer simultaneously optimizes production rate that drives her revenues, as well as exploration effort to replenish her reserves. This exploration activity is modeled through a controlled point process that leads to stochastic increments to reserves level. The producers interact with each other through the market price that depends on the aggregate production. We employ a mean field game approach to solve for a Markov Nash equilibrium and develop numerical schemes to solve the resulting system of non-local HJB and transport equations with non-local coupling. A time-stationary formulation is also explored, as well as the fluid limit where exploration becomes deterministic.

arXiv:1509.00980v2 [stat.ML]

Economics (q-fin.EC)

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