To What Extent should less Developed Countries Enforce Intellectual Property?
AbstractThis paper discusses a number of issues in the context of the debate on intellectual property in less developed countries (LDCs). It starts by discussing the consequences of IP enforcement in LDCs for global innovation and welfare in poorer countries. It then considers the costs and benefits of IP enforcement for a small, open, LDC, abstracting from global issues. Finally, it discusses the potential merits of an industrial policy based on open source software. The analysis suggests that the view that it is best for LDCs to free-ride on the global IP regime is overblown.
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Date of creation: 2004
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Publication status: Published in World Economics, vol.�6, n°3, 2005.
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- Saint-Paul, Gilles, 2004. "To What Extent Should Less-Developed Countries Enforce Intellectual Property?," CEPR Discussion Papers 4713, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Saint-Paul, Gilles, 2004. "To What Extent Should Less Developed Countries Enforce Intellectual Property?," Working paper 429, Regulation2point0.
- F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
- F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
- O30 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
- O34 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
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