||PARTIAL PRIVATIZATION AND SUBSIDIZATION IN A MIXED DUOPOLY: R&D VERSUS OUTPUT SUBSIDIES
LEE, SANG-HO ,
MUMINOV, TIMUR K.TOMARU, YOSHIHIRO
Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics
177 , 2017-12 , Hitotsubashi University
This study investigates R&D and output subsidies in a mixed duopoly with partial privatization. We show that an output subsidy is welfare-superior to an R&D subsidy policy, but the government has a higher incentive to privatize the public firm under the output subsidy than the R&D subsidy. We also show that when the government uses the policy mix of R&D and output subsidies together, it can achieve the first-best allocation, in which the degree of privatization does not influence output subsidies but influences R&D subsidies.