Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/159230
Authors: 
Lambertini, Luca
Mantovani, Andrea
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni - Working Paper DSE 389
Abstract: 
We analyse the problem of the choice of the market variable in a model where firms activate R&D investments for process innovation. We establish that (i) firms always choose the Cournot behaviour; and (ii) there exists a set of the relevant parameters where a benevolent social planner prefers quantity setting to price setting. This happens when the marginal cost of R&D activities is relatively low while technological externalities are relatively high. In this situation, the conflict between social and private preferences over the type of market behaviour disappears.
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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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