On Robust Asymmetric Equilibria In Asymmetric R&D-Driven Growth Economies

Date Added: Sep 2009
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In an R&D-driven growth model with asymmetric fundamentals the steady state equilibrium R&D investments are industry-specific and they are such that R&D returns are equalized across industries. Return equalization, however, makes investors indifferent as to where to target research and, hence, the problem of allocation of R&D investments across industries is indeterminate. Agents' indifference creates an ambiguous investment scenario. The authors assume that agents hold "Ambiguous" beliefs on the per-industry profitability of their R&D investments.