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Intellectual Property Rights as a Signal

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  • Thitima Puttitanun

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    (Department of Economics, San Diego State University)

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    Despite results from both theoretical and empirical literature that show the benefits of increasing intellectual property rights (IPR) protection, some developing countries are still reluctant to adopt a strong IPR regime. This paper offers an alternative perspective capturing the above observation using a very simple signaling model.

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    Paper provided by San Diego State University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0023.

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    Length: 8 pages
    Date of creation: Aug 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:sds:wpaper:0023

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