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Dynamic Regulation with Technological Progress

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This paper develops a dynamic regulatory model wherein the regulator can introduce an entrant into a market characterised by asymmetric information about cost and the outcome of the technological progress. Whe there is passive entry, it is found that the optimal contract has a kink, i.e. it is no longer fully separating, but has a pooling interval. In such a case, the social welfare increases as entry deterrence effect countervails the traditional incentive of the firms to misrepresent their true cost.

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  • Das, N., 1996. "Dynamic Regulation with Technological Progress," Papers 135, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research-.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:indgan:135
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    Keywords

    REGULATION ; TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE ; ASYMETRIC INFORMATION;

    JEL classification:

    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design

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