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Does patent harmonization impact the decision and volume of high technology trade?

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  • Briggs, Kristie
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    The World Intellectual Property Organization identified technology transfer as a key objective to their Development Agenda. Such transfer could be achieved if patent reform in developing countries aids these countries in attracting foreign high-technology exports. Encouragingly, the results of this paper suggest that patent reform in lower-middle income countries attracts new firms into the market, while reform in low income and upper middle income countries encourages existing trade partners to increase export volumes. These results suggest that policies to harmonize patent regimes are, in fact, useful in increasing high technology exports to developing countries.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Review of Economics & Finance.

    Volume (Year): 25 (2013)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 35-51

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:reveco:v:25:y:2013:i:c:p:35-51

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    Keywords: Patent rights; High technology goods; Trade margins; Intellectual property;

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    Cited by:
    1. Anuj J. Mathew & Arijit Mukherjee, 2009. "Intellectual property rights, southern innovation and foreign direct investment," Faculty Working Papers 15/09, School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Navarra.
    2. Bagchi, Aniruddha & Mukherjee, Arijit, 2014. "Technology licensing in a differentiated oligopoly," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 455-465.

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