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Bilateral intra-industry trade flows and intellectual property rights protection: first empirical evidence

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  • Nasser Al-Mawali

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This study provides the first empirical evidence on the effects of intellectual property rights (IPRs) protection on bilateral intra-industry trade (IIT) flows. The empirical investigation is based on pooled South African data and takes advantage of the theoretical distinction between horizontal and vertical IIT. A gravity equation of international trade is estimated in the context of fixed and random effects models. The principal findings suggest that IPRs and imitation abilities separately are not important factors in determining IIT flows. However, the interaction between them is important.

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  • Nasser Al-Mawali, 2005. "Bilateral intra-industry trade flows and intellectual property rights protection: first empirical evidence," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(13), pages 823-828.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:12:y:2005:i:13:p:823-828
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850500358751
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    1. Fukui, E. Tani & Hammer, Alexander B. & Jones, Lin Z., 2013. "Are U.S. exports influenced by stronger IPR protection measures in recipient markets?," Business Horizons, Elsevier, vol. 56(2), pages 179-188.
    2. Chih-Hai Yang & Yi-Ju Huang, 2009. "Do Intellectual Property Rights Matter To Taiwan'S Exports? A Dynamic Panel Approach," Pacific Economic Review, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 14(4), pages 555-578, October.
    3. Hsu, Judy & Tiao, Yu-En, 2015. "Patent rights protection and foreign direct investment in Asian countries," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 1-6.

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