Myopic Selection

  title={Myopic Selection},
  author={Paul A. Geroski and Mariana Mazzucato},
  journal={Microeconomic Theory eJournal},
The severity of selection mechanisms and the myopia of selection are explored through a duopoly model where one firm tries to move down a learning curve in which costs are initially higher than its rival's but ultimately much lower. A trade-off is found between catch-up time and asymptotic market share: The more severe are selection pressures, the less likely is it that the learning technology will survive; however, if it does survive, the learning technology will in the limit be more… 
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