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Sacco, Dario; Schmutzler, Armin (2008). Competition and Innovation: An Experimental Investigation. Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute No. 807, University of Zurich.
The paper analyzes the e?ects of more intense competition on ?rms’ incentives to invest in process innovations. We carry out experiments based on two-stage games, where R&D investment choices are followed by product market competition. As predicted by theory, an increase in the number of ?rms from two to four reduces investments. However, a positive e?ect is observed for a switch from Cournot to Bertrand, even though theory predicts a negative e?ect in the four-player case.
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|Item Type:||Working Paper|
|Communities & Collections:||03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Socioeconomic Institute (former)
|JEL Classification:||C92, L13, O31|
|Deposited On:||29 Nov 2011 22:47|
|Last Modified:||09 Jul 2012 05:04|
|Series Name:||Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute|
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