Partial privatization in a mixed oligopoly with an R&D rivalry

Heywood, John and Ye, Guangliang (2009) Partial privatization in a mixed oligopoly with an R&D rivalry. Bulletin of Economic Research, 61 (2). pp. 165-178. ISSN 0307-3378

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This paper is the first to examine the incentive for partial privatization in a mixed duopoly with R&D rivalry. We show that because mixed duopolies engage in more R&D, the optimal extent of privatization is unambiguously reduced. Yet, this reduction is often very modest. Adopting the extent of privatization that would be optimal if one ignored the R&D rivalry routinely results in greater welfare than retaining a fully public firm and ignoring partial privatization. Only when R&D has an extremely low cost would it be preferable to ignore partial privatization.

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