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Cost Effectiveness of R&D and the Robustness of Strategic Trade Policy

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  • Praveen Kujal

    (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

  • Juan Ruiz

    (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Abstract

This paper analyzes the incentives for governments to impose export subsidies when firms invest in a cost saving technology before market competition. Governments first impose an export subsidy or a tax. After observing export policy, firms invest in cost reducing R&D and subsequently compete in the market. Governments subsidize exports under Cournot competition. Under Bertrand competition, export subsidies are positive whenever R&D is sufficiently cost-effective at reducing marginal costs,and negative otherwise.The trade policy reversal found in models without endogenous sunk costs disappears if R&D is sufficiently cost-effective. Output subsidies are more robust than implied by the recent literature.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series International Trade with number 0302001.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: 04 Feb 2003
Date of revision: 04 Feb 2003
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpit:0302001

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Keywords: Product Differentiation; Strategic Trade Policy; Policy Reversals; R&D.;

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  1. Praveen Kujal & Juan Ruiz, 2003. "Policy Synchronization and Staggering in a Dynamic Model of Strategic Trade," International Trade 0302003, EconWPA.
  2. Juan Ruiz, 2004. "Cost effectiveness of R&D and the robustness of Strategic Trade Policy," Economics Discussion Papers 579, University of Essex, Department of Economics.

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