Joint Research and Development Collaborations Under Competition Law, with a Layman's Economic Viewpoint

22 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2017

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Bjorn Lundqvist

Stockholm University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: February 8, 2017

Abstract

The object of the paper is to dissect the antitrust treatment in the US and under EU law of joint research and development agreements (joint R&D), discussing issues such as innovation and competition in innovation, and whether these issues are taken into consideration when scrutinizing R&D collaborations. The idea is to try to detect what considerations or theory has influenced the competition law treatment of R&D collaborations. Is it industrial economic game theoretical considerations, valuing identification of anticompetitive effects, that has been in the driving seat when Antitrust agencies decided safe harbours and rules for evaluating these collaborations; or is it innovation economics, neo-Schumpeterian and Austrian economic school theory, viewing competition of new innovations as a dynamic process that have been the guiding school of thought; or perhaps something else?

Keywords: joint R&D, R&D, standards, innovation economics, neo-Schumpeterian, Austrian economic school, Antitrust, Competition Law

Suggested Citation

Lundqvist, Bjorn, Joint Research and Development Collaborations Under Competition Law, with a Layman's Economic Viewpoint (February 8, 2017). Faculty of Law, Stockholm University Research Paper No. 3, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2913840 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2913840

Bjorn Lundqvist (Contact Author)

Stockholm University - Faculty of Law ( email )

S-106 91 Stockholm
Sweden

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