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Intensity of competition and technological progress / von Bozidar Plavsic
AuthorPlavsic, Bozidar
CensorRitzberger, Klaus
PublishedWien, 2016
Descriptionv, 19 Blätter : Diagramme
Institutional NoteTechnische Universität Wien, Master Thesis, 2016
Institutional NoteIHS Wien, Master Thesis, 2016
LanguageEnglish
Document typeMaster Thesis
Keywords (EN)Competition / R&D / Technological progress
URNurn:nbn:at:at-ubtuw:1-5699 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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The empirical phenomenon that in monopolized markets technological improvements are small compared to competitive markets is to be examined. The level of technological advancements has been measured by how big improvement a new technology represents compared to the current best technology used in the market. The relationship between intensity of competition and technological progress has been examined in a model where R&D laboratory exerts effort, which is translated into a new technology, such that its profits are maximized. It is shown that intensity of competition affects the amount of technological progress in a non-monotone way.

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