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On the distribution of patent citations and its fundamentals

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  • Egger, Peter H.
  • Seliger, Florian
  • Woerter, Martin

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This paper analyzes features of the distribution of 3.7 mn. patent family applications from PatStat in 34 countries, 17 industries, and 11 years. Power-law regressions suggest that higher levels of R&D intensity and outward foreign direct investment in a country and sector are associated with a reduced concentration of patent citations.

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  • Egger, Peter H. & Seliger, Florian & Woerter, Martin, 2016. "On the distribution of patent citations and its fundamentals," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 147(C), pages 72-77.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:147:y:2016:i:c:p:72-77
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2016.08.011
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    Keywords

    Patent citations; Power law; Pareto regression; Fixed-effects quantiles regression;
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    JEL classification:

    • O34 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models

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