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Process and product innovation in a vertically differentiated monopoly

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  • Lambertini, Luca
  • Orsini, Raimondello

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We analyse product and process innovations in a monopoly model with vertical differentiation. The incentive towards both kinds of innovation is always larger under social planning than under monopoly. Therefore, the comparison between the two regimes` welfare performance should account for the possibility that the planner and the monopolist adopt different technologies and supply different product ranges.
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  • Lambertini, Luca & Orsini, Raimondello, 2000. "Process and product innovation in a vertically differentiated monopoly," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 68(3), pages 333-337, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:68:y:2000:i:3:p:333-337
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