nep-tid New Economics Papers
on Technology and Industrial Dynamics
Issue of 2010‒05‒08
two papers chosen by
Rui Baptista
Technical University of Lisbon

  1. Technology transfer in a circular model By Bouguezzi, Fehmi
  2. Market Integration and Technological Leadership in Europe By René Belderbos; Leo Sleuwaegen; Reinhilde Veugelers

  1. By: Bouguezzi, Fehmi
    Abstract: This paper compares three licensing regimes in a symmetric duopoly model situated on a circular city à la Salop. One of the firms holds a patent allowing to reduce the marginal production cost and decides to license its innovation under a fixed fee or a royalty regimes or not to license. The paper shows that fixed fee licensing is better than no licensing for a non drastic innovation which contradicts the result found by Poddar and Sinha (2004) in a linear model. Results also show that, for a non drastic innovation, fixed fee licensing is better than royalty licensing and the opposite for a drastic innovation. Finally, I show that optimal licensing regime for the patent holding firm when innovation is not drastic is fixed fee and I show that for this licensing regime a Nash equilibrium exists. When innovation is drastic, patent holding firm do not license and become a monopoly.
    Keywords: Salop model; Technology transfer; Patent licensing
    JEL: O32 O31 C21 L24
    Date: 2010
  2. By: René Belderbos; Leo Sleuwaegen; Reinhilde Veugelers
    Abstract: This study traces and analyses the changes in firm and industry structure due to EU market integration and the integration of the EU in the global economy. It focuses on changes in competitiveness based on innovation and technology development.
    Keywords: european union eu denmark sweden norway jonung bergman scandinavian currency union synchronisation of cycles co-movement of cycles monetary unions symnetry symmetry european business cycles
    JEL: D21 L25 L60 O33
    Date: 2010–02

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