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Private defense of intellectural properties and economic growth


  • Akiyama, Taro
  • Furukawa, Yuichi
  • Yano, Makoto


This paper investigates the private defense of intellectual properties in a standard North–South endogenous growth model in which R&D activities are endogenized. It identifies two major factors determining whether or not private defense activities contribute to economic growth: (i) The relative cost between private defense and innovation, and (ii) the strength of intellectual property laws in the South.

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  • Akiyama, Taro & Furukawa, Yuichi & Yano, Makoto, 2011. "Private defense of intellectural properties and economic growth," International Journal of Development and Conflict, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, vol. 1(3), pages 355-364.
  • Handle: RePEc:gok:ijdcv1:v:1:y:2011:i:3:p:355-364

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    1. Furukawa, Yuichi, 2013. "The struggle to survive in the R&D sector: Implications for innovation and growth," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 121(1), pages 26-29.
    2. YANO Makoto & FURUKAWA Yuichi, 2019. "Two-dimensional Constrained Chaos and Time in Innovation: An analysis of industrial revolution cycles," Discussion papers 19008, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).


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