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Socially optimal cost-reducing R&D with product durability


  • Rajeev Goel


Socially optimal cost-reducing R&D with product durability is studied. Results show that the first period optimal R&D and output with durability exceed the respective levels without durability. The second period R&D and output are identical to the no durability case.

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  • Rajeev Goel, 2000. "Socially optimal cost-reducing R&D with product durability," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 7(7), pages 487-488.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:7:y:2000:i:7:p:487-488 DOI: 10.1080/135048500351249

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