Public support for private R&D: The case of the research tax credit

Barry Bozeman, Albert Link

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The U.S. government has long included in its tax code various special provisions designed to stimulate industrial R&D. In 1981, those provisions were substantially augmented by a special R&D tax credit, and various proposals are now under consideration to relax the antitrust statutes in order to encourage research through joint ventures. The case for any of these measures is difficult to establish, being based on assumptions that are not readily tested in objective terms. Nevertheless, one point is fairly clear: As between stimulating industrial R&D by individual firms and stimulating R&D joint ventures of such firms, the joint venture approach appears superior in its likely results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-382
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Policy Analysis and Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration


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