Trade Liberalization and Industry Protection in Russia
AbstractThis paper presents an endogenous growth model for two regions with assymetric initial stocks of knowledge. The novel features of the paper lie in modelling the differentiation of regions into an innovator and an imitator as endogenous, and analyzing optimal intellectual property rights (IPRs) for the imitator's catching-up. Weak IPR protection and a high imitation rate allow the initially knowledge-scarce imitator region to accumulate sufficient knowledge and switch to innovation, at which time tight IPRs become socially optimal. Policy implications for the international harmonization of IPRs under are assessed in light of the theoretical results.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 199613.
Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Find related papers by JEL classification:
- F1 - International Economics - - Trade
- L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
- O3 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
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