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Economic integration, intensity of competition and R&D incentives

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A two-country differentiated duopoly model is set out in which economic integration increases firms' incentives to invest in R&D, purely through the effect of increased intensity of competition between firms. The model is extended to incorporate knowledge spillovers, which, if related to the degree of integration, give rise to an inverted u-shaped relationship between R&D incentives and integration. The model is also extended to the n-firm general equilibrium case in which integration stimulates economic growth through intensity of competition. As such, the model suggests a positive growth effect of economic integration that does not rely on the usual scale effects.

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McVicar, Duncan (1999) Economic integration, intensity of competition and R&D incentives , Southampton, UK University of Southampton 39pp. (Discussion Papers in Economics and Econometrics, 9914).

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Published date: January 1999

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Local EPrints ID: 33149
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33149
PURE UUID: b463df20-80e9-4a25-ad0e-678f147b44d6

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Date deposited: 21 Dec 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:53

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Author: Duncan McVicar

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