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Product development, imitation and economic growth: A note

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  • Debasis Mondal
  • Manash Ranjan Gupta

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A dynamic North�-�South general equilibrium model of international product cycle is presented in this paper. The qualitative effects of strengthening intellectual property rights (IPR) on the balanced growth rate of the world economy is studied in two alternative cases: (i) imitation is direct from North to South; (ii) multinationalization is the channel of product transfer.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development.

Volume (Year): 15 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 27-48

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Handle: RePEc:taf:jitecd:v:15:y:2006:i:1:p:27-48

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Keywords: Product variety; imitation; intellectual property rights; steady-state growth; multinational; knowledge capital; weights;

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