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Dynamically optimal R&D subsidization

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  • Grossmann, Volker
  • Steger, Thomas M.
  • Trimborn, Timo

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Previous research on optimal R&D subsidies has focussed on the long run. This paper characterizes the optimal time path of R&D subsidization in a semi-endogenous growth model, by exploiting a recently developed numerical method. Starting from the steady state under current R&D subsidization in the US, the R&D subsidy should significantly jump upwards and then slightly decrease over time. There is a negligible loss in welfare, however, from immediately setting the R&D subsidy to its optimal long run level, compared to the case where the dynamically optimal policy is implemented. --

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Paper provided by University of Leipzig, Faculty of Economics and Management Science in its series Working Papers with number 97.

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Keywords: R&D subsidy; transitional dynamics; semi-endogenous growth; welfare;

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  1. Grossmann, Volker & Steger, Thomas M. & Trimborn, Timo, 2011. "The Macroeconomics of TANSTAAFL," Hannover Economic Papers (HEP), Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät dp-482, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
  2. Grossmann, Volker & Steger, Thomas M., 2013. "Optimal growth policy: The role of skill heterogeneity," Economics Letters, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 119(2), pages 162-164.
  3. Elsayyad, May & Konrad, Kai A., 2012. "Fighting Multiple Tax Havens," Munich Reprints in Economics, University of Munich, Department of Economics 13964, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
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