International Cooperation in Pharmaceutical Research
AbstractThis paper aims at examining whether an increased stringency of Intellectual Property Right (IPR) protection is apt to stimulate international cooperation on research projects between developed and emerging countries. To address this issue, we look both at scientific and technological collaborations within the pharmaceutical domain, and we adopt a gravity framework to assess the impact of the IPR level on bilateral R&D cooperation. The analysis is conducted using data from patent and publication databases, and the results provide a sound test of conflicting theories on IPR enforcement and international collaborations in pharmaceutical research.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Verona, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 62/2009.
Date of creation: Oct 2009
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IPRs; pharmaceutical products; R&D cooperation;
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- F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
- O34 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
- O57 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries
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- NEP-ALL-2009-10-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-INO-2009-10-24 (Innovation)
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