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Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights

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  • Sunil Kanwar

    (Delhi School of Economics)

Abstract

Very little empirical evidence exists on the relationship between intellectual property rights and innovation. Existing studies tend to be indirect and do not consider the influence of IPRs on innovation per se; nor do they adequately allow for the endogeneity of IPRs. Correcting for these omissions, we show that the strength of intellectual property protection has a strong positive influence on innovation.

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  • Sunil Kanwar, 2006. "Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights," Working papers 142, Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics.
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    1. Nour, Samia Satti Osman Mohamed, 2013. "The economic importance and impacts of intellectual property rights (IPRs) in Sudan," MERIT Working Papers 014, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
    2. Zoltán J. Ács & Mark Sanders, 2015. "Patents, knowledge spillovers, and entrepreneurship," Chapters,in: Global Entrepreneurship, Institutions and Incentives, chapter 11, pages 195-212 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    3. Adams, Samuel, 2008. "Globalization and income inequality: Implications for intellectual property rights," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 30(5), pages 725-735.

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    Keywords

    Innovation; IPRs; Endogeneity.;

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    • O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
    • O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth

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