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Patents versus R&D subsidies in a Schumpeterian growth model with endogenous market structure

Angus Chu () and Yuichi Furukawa

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This letter explores the different implications of patent breadth and R&D subsidies on economic growth and endogenous market structure in a Schumpeterian model. We find that the two policy instruments have the same positive effect on economic growth when the model exhibits scale effects under a fixed number of firms. When the model becomes scale-invariant under an endogenous number of firms, patent breadth increases economic growth but decreases the number of firms, whereas R&D subsidies increase the number of firms but decrease economic growth.

Keywords: economic growth; endogenous market structure; patents; R&D subsidies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O30 O40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-fdg, nep-ino, nep-ipr, nep-pr~ and nep-tid
Date: 2012-08
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