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Patent protection and innovation in a vertical structure

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  • Debasmita Basak

    () (University of Nottingham)

  • Arijit Mukherjee

    () (University of York)

Abstract

We show a new way through which patent protection affects innovation. We show that patent protection may reduce the final goods producers' incentives for innovation in industries with imperfectly competitive input markets. The input market structure may play an important role in this respect.

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  • Debasmita Basak & Arijit Mukherjee, 2012. "Patent protection and innovation in a vertical structure," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(1), pages 837-842.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-11-00286
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    1. Dhillon, Amrita & Petrakis, Emmanuel, 2002. "A generalised wage rigidity result," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 20(3), pages 285-311, March.
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    1. Leonard F.S. Wang & Arijit Mukherjee, 2014. "Patent Protection, Innovation and Technology Licensing," Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 53(3-4), pages 245-254, December.

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    Keywords

    Patent protection; Innovation; Input market;

    JEL classification:

    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance

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