DP276 Strategic R&D Policy

Author(s): John Beath, Yannis Katsoulacos, David Ulph
Publication Date: October 1988
Keyword(s): Duopoly, Industrial Policy, Innovation, Joint Ventures, R&D
JEL(s): 612, 616, 621
Programme Areas: Applied Macroeconomics
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The outcome of technological competition between firms (or countries) depends on the resolution of two forces: the profit incentive and the competitive threat. This is illustrated using a simple duopoly model. This model is then used to analyze two policy issues: subsidizing R & D and collaborative research ventures. In evaluating the second of these, some use is made of numerical simulations.