publication . Doctoral thesis . 2006

International R&D collaboration networks and free trade agreements

Song, Hua Sheng;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
This thesis contributes to the analysis of optimal industrial and strategic trade policy in the presence of oligopoly and other forms of imperfect competition, so as to make contact with important empirical regularities and policy concerns, such as international R&D collaboration, unionization and free trade. First, in the context of international competition in which R&D plays an important role, we study the consequences of allowing governments to subsidize R&D and coalition deviation on the R&D collaboration networks. Then we investigate the formation of FTAs as a network formation game. While the analysis of welfare effects takes the central stage, we also an...
Subjects
free text keywords: R&D Collaboration, Networks, Free Trade Agreements
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