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Economic Impacts of Debottlenecking Congestion in the Chinese Coal Supply Chain

Philipp Galkin, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru () and Bertrand Rioux
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Bertrand Rioux: King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

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Abstract: China’s coal industry grew at unprecedented rates during the first decade of the 2000s in order to support equally unprecedented economic growth. In that type of environment, it is impossible for the capacities of every link in the supply chain to be correctly sized all the time. In order to understand the consequences of such mismatches, KAPSARC has developed a production and multi modal transshipment model of China’s domestic coal market, calibrated to 2011 data. This allows us to examine what the global and domestic consequences might have been had the bottlenecks not existed in 2011.

Keywords: Coal; Coal Price; Congestion Costs; Economic Modeling; Infrastructure Expansion; KAPSARC Energy Model (KEM); Transportation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 32
Date: 2015-09-07
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