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R&D policy and privatization in a mixed oligopoly

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  • María José Gil-Moltó

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    (Dept of Economics, Loughborough University)

  • Joanna Poyago-Theotoky

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    (Dept of Economics, Loughborough University)

  • Vasileios Zikos

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    (Dept of Economics, Loughborough University)

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We introduce R&D activity and R&D subsidies in the context of a mixed oligopoly and evaluate the effects of privatization on welfare. We show that when R&D subsidies are employed, privatization is welfare and R&D promoting provided that the number of competitors is sufficiently large.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, Loughborough University in its series Discussion Paper Series with number 2006_25.

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Keywords: mixed oligopoly; process innovation; R&D subsidy; privatization.;

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  1. Vasileios Zikos, 2007. "A Reappraisal of the Irrelevance result in mixed duopoly: A note on R&D competition," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 12(8), pages 1-6.
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