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Strategic R&D policy in a quality-differentiated industry with three exporting countries

  • Jinji, Naoto
  • Toshimitsu, Tsuyoshi

We examine strategic research and development (R&D) policy for quality-differentiated products in a third-market trade model. We extend the previous work by adding a third exporting country, so that the market structure is international triopoly. We show that the presence of the third exporting country affects strategic R&D policies. With three exporting countries, the lowest-quality exporting country gains from taxing domestic R&D and the middle-quality exporting country gains from subsidizing domestic R&D under both Bertrand and Cournot competition. As in the duopoly case, however, the optimal unilateral policy for the highest-quality exporting country depends on the mode of competition. Various cases of policy coordination by exporting countries are also examined.

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Volume (Year): 28 (2013)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 132-142

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