Does Patenting Increase the Private Incentives to Innovates ? A Microeconometric Analysis
AbstractThe role played by the patent system as an innovation incentive is at the center of an importantcurrent debate. The relevance of the patent system for the development of high-tech industries hasbeen put into question. This paper adds to the prior evidence by looking at the relationship betweenpatent rights and innovation performance in French manufacturing over the period 1997-1999. In orderto sort problems of endogeneity out, we use a structural model of research, innovation and patenting.In particular, since the type of innovation (product, process) may drive appropriability conditions, themodel takes this dimension into account. The empirical results are clear-cut: patents promotesignificantly product innovations but not process innovations. Similarly, the patent premium increaseswith the value of product innovations but is not directly affected by the value of process innovations.
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- Emmanuel DUGUET & Claire LELARGE, 2012. "Does Patenting Increase the Private Inventives to Innovate ? A Microeconometric Analysis," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ENSAE, issue 107-108, pages 8.
- E. Duguet & C. Lelarge, 2004. "Does patenting increase the private incentives to innovate? A microeconometric analysis," Documents de Travail de la DESE - Working Papers of the DESE g2004-08, Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, DESE.
- Emmanuel Duguet & Claire Lelarge, 2004. "Does patenting increase the private incentives to innovate ? A microeconometric analysis," Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques v04096, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
- DUGUET Emmanuel & LELARGE Claire, 2004. "Does patenting increase the private incentives to innovate? A microeconometric analysis," Development and Comp Systems 0411019, EconWPA.
- C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
- C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
- L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
- O31 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
- O34 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
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