Strategic R&D Cooperatives
Differentiated oligopoly,Cournot competition,Bertrand competition,Spillovers
Economy and Society
Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano
Allowing firms to cooperate in their R&D is an industrial policy, which has received much attention in recent economics literature. Many of these contributions are based on the seminal analysis of d’Aspremont and Jacquemin (1988). We provide a general version of their model, which encompasses several recent contributions in the literature. With this general model we then examine the main arguments against and in favour of sustaining R&D cooperatives.