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R&D Investments under Endogenous Cluster Formation

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  • Dawid, Herbert
  • Hellmann, Tim

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We study investments in R&D and the formation of R&D clusters of firms which are competitors in the market. Firms first decide on long-term R&D investment, then form research clusters according to the unanimity game, and finally compete in quantities. Equilibria with no-investment might co-exist with equilibria where a large fraction of firms invest in R&D. Firms tend to over-invest compared to a scenario where research clusters are ex-ante fixed and also compared to the welfare optimum.

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  • Dawid, Herbert & Hellmann, Tim, 2017. "R&D Investments under Endogenous Cluster Formation," VfS Annual Conference 2017 (Vienna): Alternative Structures for Money and Banking 168233, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
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    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
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