IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/fth/helsec/80.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Essays on the Economics of Intellectual Property Protection

Author

Listed:
  • Takalo, T.

Abstract

This thesis consists of an introductory chapter and four essays. Each of the four essays utilises a quite different methodology. The first essay considers optimal patent policy when the innovator has the option of keeping the innovation secret. The analysis is conducted under the usual partial equilibrium assumptions. In the second essay, optimal patent policy is addressed in a general equilibrium environment by adopting a well-specified search model. The notion of a patent as an option to wait for market introduction is formalised in the third essay, which has been jointly written with Vesa Kanniainen. This essay is based on the theory of real options. While the three first essays subsist in the imaginary world of economic models, a detailed inquiry in a real-world innovation project is made in the last essay, jointly written with Klaus Kultti. In trying this case to the theory of incomplete contracts, the authors evaluate whether some events in the project are relevant beyond their particular focus and specification.

Suggested Citation

  • Takalo, T., 1999. "Essays on the Economics of Intellectual Property Protection," University of Helsinki, Department of Economics 80, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:helsec:80
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    INNOVATIONS ; RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ; PATENTS;

    JEL classification:

    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O34 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:fth:helsec:80. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Thomas Krichel). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/valhefi.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.