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Beat'Em Or Join'Em? Export Subsidies Versus International Research Joint Ventures in Oligopolistic Markets

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  • Neary, J.P.
  • O'Sullivan, P.

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This paper compares adversarial with cooperative industrial and trade policies in a dynamic oligopoly game in which a home and foreign firm compete in R&D and output and, because of spillovers, each firm benefits from the other's R&D. When the government can commit to an export subsidy, such a policy raises welfare relative to cooperation, except when R&D is highly effective and spillovers are near-complete.

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Paper provided by College Dublin, Department of Political Economy- in its series Papers with number 98/10.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:dublec:98/10

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Keywords: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ; TRADE POLICY ; EXPORTS ; SUBSIDIES ; OLIGOPOLIES;

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Cited by:
  1. Alireza Naghavi & Dermot Leahy, 2008. "Intellectual Property Rights and North-South Joint Ventures," Center for Economic Research (RECent), University of Modena and Reggio E., Dept. of Economics 017, University of Modena and Reggio E., Dept. of Economics.
  2. Paul O'Sullivan, 2013. "Less Is More? Research Joint Ventures And Entry Deterrence," Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth n245-13.pdf, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth.
  3. Paul O'Sullivan, 2013. "Research Joint Ventures: A Barrier To Entry?," Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth n246-13.pdf, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth.
  4. Dewit, Gerda & Leahy, Dermot, 2001. "Rivalry in Uncertain Export Markets: Commitment versus Flexibility," CEPR Discussion Papers 2771, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  5. Alireza Naghavi, 2003. "Strategic Intellectual Property Protection Policy and North-South Technology Transfer," Working Papers, School Of Economics, University College Dublin 200313, School Of Economics, University College Dublin.
  6. Gerda Dewit & Dermot Leahy, 2001. "Rivalry In Uncertain Export Markets: Commitment Versus Flexibility," Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth n1050201, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth.
  7. Thanh Le & Cuong Le Van, 2014. "Trade Liberalization and Optimal R&D Policies with Process Innovation," Working Papers 2014-119, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
  8. Alireza Naghavi & Dermot Leahy, 2006. "Intellectual Property Rights and Entry into a Foreign Market: FDI vs. Joint Ventures," Working Papers 2006.97, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.

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