Dynamically optimal R&D subsidization
Volker Grossmann (),
Thomas Steger () and
Timo Trimborn ()
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2013, vol. 37, issue 3, 516-534
This paper characterizes the optimal time path of R&D and capital subsidization. Starting from the steady state under current R&D subsidization in the US, the R&D subsidy should significantly jump upwards and then slightly decrease over time. There is a small loss in welfare, however, from immediately setting the R&D subsidy to its optimal long run level, compared to a time-varying R&D subsidy. The results do not depend on the financing scheme, namely lump sum taxation or factor income taxation. The optimal capital subsidy is time-varying under factor income taxation, but time-invariant when subsidies are financed by lump sum taxes.
Keywords: R&D subsidy; Transitional dynamics; Semi-endogenous growth; Welfare (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H20 O30 O40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Dynamically optimal R&D subsidization (2011)
Working Paper: Dynamically Optimal R\& D Subsidization (2010)
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