Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

The Effect of GDP Growth on Pharmaceutical Patent Protection, 1945-2005

Contents:

Author Info

  • Summer La Croix
  • Ming Liu

Abstract

We investigate whether there is a U-shaped relationship between GDP per capita and country patent protection for pharmaceuticals. Using the Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Protection (PIPP) Index, we find no evidence of a U-shaped relationship for any of the 154 countries in our sample or for global aggregates. There is, however, evidence for a U-shaped relationship in some annual cross-section scatter plots and Tobit regressions. Using a random-effects Tobit estimator and cubic as well as quadratic GDP per capita variables, we find evidence both for and against a monotonically increasing relationship between GDP and the predicted PIPP Index.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: https://dipot.ulb.ac.be/dspace/bitstream/2013/80767/1/ARTICLE%20LACROIX-LIU%20pdf2.pdf
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its journal Brussels economic review.

Volume (Year): 52 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3/4 ()
Pages: 355-375

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:bxr:bxrceb:2013/80767

Note: Numéro Spécial « Vers une nouvelle histoire économique des brevets ?» Editeurs :Claude Diebolt et Karine Pellier
Contact details of provider:
Postal: CP135, 50, avenue F.D. Roosevelt, 1050 Bruxelles
Web page: http://difusion.ulb.ac.be
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: Patents; Pharmaceuticals; PIPP Index; GDP;

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Ming Liu & Sumner la Croix, 2013. "A Cross-Country Index of Intellectual Property Rights in Pharmaceutical Innovations," Working Papers 201313, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics.
  2. Ming Liu & Sumner LaCroix, 2011. "The Impact of Stronger Property Rights in Pharmaceuticals on Innovation in Developed and Developing Countries," Working Papers 201116, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bxr:bxrceb:2013/80767. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Benoit Pauwels).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.