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Policymakers and the R&D-patent relationship

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  • Bruno Pottelsberghe de la Potterie
  • Gaétan Rassenfosse

Patent-based indicators at the country level are frequently used to assess countries' innovation performances or efforts. Yet they are often said to reflect the propensity to patent rather than actual research productivity. The authors of this article argue that patent-based indicators can rightfully be used to measure research productivity, as witnessed by the influence of several policy tools on the R&D-patent relationship. They also put forward a new counting methodology, less subject to "home" bias. © Springer-Verlag 2008.

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Article provided by Springer & German National Library of Economics & Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in its journal Intereconomics.

Volume (Year): 43 (2008)
Issue (Month): 6 (November)
Pages: 377-380

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Handle: RePEc:spr:intere:v:43:y:2008:i:6:p:377-380
DOI: 10.1007/s10272-008-0271-x
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  1. de Rassenfosse, Gaetan & van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie, Bruno, 2009. "A policy insight into the R&D-patent relationship," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(5), pages 779-792, June.
  2. Gaétan de Rassenfosse & Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie, 2007. "Per un pugno di dollari: a first look at the price elasticity of patents," Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 23(4), pages 558-604, Winter.
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