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Entry, Profit and Welfare under Asymmetric R&D Costs

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  • Arijit Mukherjee
  • Achintya Ray

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type="main"> We show the effects of entry of a new firm on the profits and welfare when the firms share the same initial cost of production but differ in terms of the costs of undertaking R&D. Considering a Cournot oligopoly model with innovation and linear demand and production costs, we show that entry reduces the profits of the incumbent firms and it can be welfare reducing.

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  • Arijit Mukherjee & Achintya Ray, 2014. "Entry, Profit and Welfare under Asymmetric R&D Costs," Manchester School, University of Manchester, vol. 82(3), pages 284-295, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:manchs:v:82:y:2014:i:3:p:284-295
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