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Does stronger protection of intellectual property stimulate innovation?

  • Gangopadhyay, Kausik
  • Mondal, Debasis

This work incorporates the idea that the protection of intellectual property rights may hinder the free flow of scientific knowledge from innovations in a standard endogenous growth model and finds that stronger protection of intellectual property rights may discourage innovation.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 116 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 80-82

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