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WIPO Economic Research Working Papers

The WIPO Economic Research Working Paper Series includes economic and statistical studies that are the outcome of professional research. Such research may be conducted in preparation of WIPO reports or as part of self-standing analytical projects. The papers included in this Series typically report on research in progress and are circulated in a timely manner for discussion and comment. The views expressed in them are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of WIPO or its Member States.

Number Title Published
WP No. 17 Inventor Data for Research on Migration and Innovation: A Survey and a Pilot PDF, Inventor Data for Research on Migration and Innovation: A Survey and a Pilot
(Stefano Breschi, Francesco Lissoni, Gianluca Tarasconi)
January 2014
WP No. 16 U.S. High-Skilled Immigration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Empirical Approaches and Evidence PDF, U.S. High-Skilled Immigration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Empirical Approaches and Evidence
(William R. Kerr)
January 2014
WP No. 15 Diaspora Networks, Knowledge Flows and Brain Drain PDF, Diaspora Networks, Knowledge Flows and Brain Drain
(Ajay Agrawal)
January 2014
WP No. 14 An "Algorithmic Links with Probabilities" Concordance for Trademarks For Disaggregated Analysis of Trademark and Economic Data PDF,An "Algorithmic Links with Probabilities" Concordance for Trademarks For Disaggregated Analysis of Trademark and Economic Data
(Travis J. Lybbert, Nikolas J. Zolas and Prantik Bhattacharyya)
 January 2014
WP No. 13 Brands as Productive Assets:  Concepts, Measurement, and Global Trends PDF, Diaspora Networks, Knowledge Flows and Brain Drain
(Carol A. Corrado and Janet X. Hao)
January 2014
WP No. 12 Exploring the worldwide patent surge PDF, The use of intellectual property in Chile
(Carsten Fink, Mosahid Khan, Hao Zhou)
September 2013
WP No. 11 The use of intellectual property in Chile PDF, The use of intellectual property in Chile
(María José Abud, Carsten Fink, Bronwyn Hall, Christian Helmers)
July 2013
WP No. 10 The informal economy, innovation and intellectual property - Concepts, metrics and policy considerations PDF, The informal economy, innovation and intellectual property - Concepts, metrics and policy considerations
(Jeremy de Beer, Kun Fu, Sacha Wunsch-Vincent)
July 2013
WP No. 9 The economics of copyright and the internet: Moving to an empirical assessment relevant in the digital era PDF, The economics of copyright and the internet
(Sacha Wunsch-Vincent)
July 2013
WP No. 8 Measuring the International Mobility of Inventors:  A new database PDF, Basic, Applied and  Experimental Knowledge and Productivity; Further Evidence | Inventor migration files ZIP, Measuring the International Mobility of Inventors, Inventor migration files
(Ernest Miguelez and Carsten Fink)
May 2013
WP No. 7 How does geographical mobility of inventors influence network formation? PDF, Basic, Applied
            and  Experimental Knowledge and Productivity; Further Evidence
(Ernest Miguelez)
April 2013
WP No. 6 What makes companies pursue an open science strategy? PDF, Basic, Applied
            and  Experimental Knowledge and Productivity; Further Evidence
(Markus Simeth and Julio Raffo)
April 2013
WP No. 5 Getting Patents and Economic Data to Speak to Each Other: An "Algorithmic Links with Probabilities" Approach for Joint Analyses of Patenting and Economic Activity PDF, Basic, Applied
            and  Experimental Knowledge and Productivity; Further Evidence | Concordance files (updated March 2014) ZIP, Getting Patents and Economic Data to Speak to Each Other, Concordance file
(Travis J. Lybbert and Nikolas J. Zolas)
October 2012
WP No. 4 The State of Patenting at Research Institutions in Developing Countries: Policy Approaches and Practices PDF, Basic, Applied
            and  Experimental Knowledge and Productivity; Further Evidence
(Pluvia Zuniga)
December 2011
WP No. 3 Disembodied Knowledge Flows in the World Economy PDF, Basic, Applied
            and  Experimental Knowledge and Productivity; Further Evidence
(Suma Athreye and Yong Yang)
December 2011
WP No. 2 Basic, Applied and Experimental Knowledge and Productivity: Further Evidence PDF, Basic, Applied and  Experimental Knowledge and Productivity; Further Evidence
(Mosahid Khan and Kul B. Luintel)
January 2011
WP No. 1 How robust is the R&D - Productivity Relationship?  Evidence from OECD Countries PDF, How robust is the  R&D - Productivity Relationship?  Evidence from OECD Countries
(Mosahid Khan, Kul B. Luintel and Konstantinos Theodoris)
January 2011

Miscellaneous Economics Publications

The following publications are the outcomes of special research projects and academic conferences organized or supported by WIPO.

Title Published
WIPO Survey on Patenting Strategies in 2009 and 2010 - Final report PDF, WIPO Survey  on Patenting Strategies in 2009 and 2010 January 2011
The Economics of Intellectual Property: Suggestions for Further Research in Developing Countries and Countries with Economies in Transition - Edited book volume January 2009

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