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ARIJIT MUKHERJEE

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ARIJIT MUKHERJEE

Professor of Industrial Economics


Firm‐productivity and cross border merger (2020)
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Mukherjee, A., & Senalp, U. E. (2020). Firm‐productivity and cross border merger. Review of International Economics, https://doi.org/10.1111/roie.12510

We examine whether higher productivity of a foreign firm increases the incentive for a cross border merger, which is a dominant form of foreign direct investment in recent decades. In line with the empirical evidence, we show that the relationship be... Read More about Firm‐productivity and cross border merger.

Patents versus rewards: the implications of production inefficiency (2020)
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Bagchi, A., & Mukherjee, A. (in press). Patents versus rewards: the implications of production inefficiency. German Economic Review,

It is believed that if there is no informational asymmetry between firms and the government, firms could be remunerated for innovation using optimal taxation rather than patents. We show that under reasonable conditions (such as the government's inab... Read More about Patents versus rewards: the implications of production inefficiency.

Product differentiation in a vertical structure (2020)
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Han, T., Haque, M. E., & Mukherjee, A. (in press). Product differentiation in a vertical structure. BE Journal of Theoretical Economics,

We consider final goods producers' preference for horizontal product differentiation in the presence of strategic input price determination. Final goods producers may not prefer maximal differentiation but may prefer moderate differentiation under bo... Read More about Product differentiation in a vertical structure.

Information Disclosure through Technology Licensing (2020)
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Mukherjee, A., & Bagchi, A. (2020). Information Disclosure through Technology Licensing. Games, 11(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/g11030037

We show that if information transmission through an honest outside agency is not possible due to the possibility of collusion between the firms and the outside agency, information transmission is possible through technology licensing. However, unlike... Read More about Information Disclosure through Technology Licensing.

R&D competition and the persistence of technology leadership (2020)
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Beladi, H., & Mukherjee, A. (2020). R&D competition and the persistence of technology leadership. International Journal of Economic Theory, https://doi.org/10.1111/ijet.12289

We show that whether a technology leader invests more in R&D compared to a technology follower may depend on the R&D process and whether the follower is in the market. Considering Cournot competition, we show that if the firms are in the market, the... Read More about R&D competition and the persistence of technology leadership.

Make and buy in a polluting industry (2020)
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Iida, T., & Mukherjee, A. (2020). Make and buy in a polluting industry. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 22(6), 1852-1874. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpet.12440

The literature paid significant attention to analyze the rationale for the make-or-buy strategy of firms. However, a related empirically relevant strategy of make-and-buy did not get much attention. We show that the presence of tax/subsidy policies,... Read More about Make and buy in a polluting industry.

Does technology licensing matter for privatization? (2020)
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Wang, L. F. S., Mukherjee, A., & Zeng, C. (2020). Does technology licensing matter for privatization?. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 22(5), 1462-1480. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpet.12431

In mixed oligopolies, technology licensing from a cost-efficient firm to a cost-inefficient firm has been widely observed. This paper examines the relationship between privatization and licensing (by public or private firms) with the consideration of... Read More about Does technology licensing matter for privatization?.

The implications of labour unions in the presence of a merger (2019)
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Cao, J., Mukherjee, A., & Sinha, U. B. (2020). The implications of labour unions in the presence of a merger. Manchester School, 88(4), 575-583. https://doi.org/10.1111/manc.12306

It is usually believed that the presence of labour unions is detrimental for the consumers since it raises wage. We show that this view may not be true if we endogenise the impacts of labour unions on firms' corporate strategies such as merger and ac... Read More about The implications of labour unions in the presence of a merger.

Profit raising entry in a vertical structure (2019)
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Mukherjee, A. (2019). Profit raising entry in a vertical structure. Economics Letters, 183, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2019.108543

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. In contrast to the usual belief, we show that entry in the final goods market increases profits of the incumbent final goods producers if there is free entry in the input market and the final goods are sufficiently differentiated... Read More about Profit raising entry in a vertical structure.

Optimal Licensing Contract: The Implications of Preference Function (2019)
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Mukherjee, A. (2020). Optimal Licensing Contract: The Implications of Preference Function. Arthaniti: Journal of Economic Theory and Practice, 19(1), 61-67 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0976747919831803

We show the implications of preference function on the optimal licensing contract.As the market expansion effect gets stronger, it increases the possibility of a royalty only contract, thus reducing the co-existence of positive fixed-fee... Read More about Optimal Licensing Contract: The Implications of Preference Function.