World Intellectual Property Organization

The Economics of Intellectual Property

Publication on "The Economics of Intellectual Property. Suggestions for Further Research in Developing Countries and Countries with Economies in Transition"

The series of papers in this publication were commissioned from renowned international economists from all regions. They review the existing empirical literature on six selected themes relating to the economics of intellectual property, identify the key research questions, point out research gaps and explore possible avenues for future research.

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Cover, Table of Contents, Preface and Contributors [PDF]

Chapter 1

Innovation and Appropriability: Empirical Evidence and Research Agenda
Andrés López with comments by Dominique Foray and Kevin Urama [PDF]

Chapter 2

Intellectual Property Rights and the International Transfer of Technology: Setting out an Agenda for Empirical Research in Developing Countries
Ashish Arora with comments by Beata Javorcik and Albert G. Hu [PDF]

Chapter 3

An Empirical Analysis of the Economics of Copyright: How Valid are the Results of Studies in Developed Countries for Developing Countries?
Richard Watt with comments by Ruth Towse, Roger Melki and José Luis Zofío [PDF]

Chapter 4

The Economics of Geographical Indications: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Geographical Indication Research in Developing Countries
Cerkia Bramley, Estelle Biénabe and Johann Kirsten with comments by John Wilkinson and Roland Hermann [PDF]

Chapter 5

Intellectual Property Rights and Pharmaceuticals: Challenges and Opportunities for Economic Research.
Iain M. Cockburn with comments by Carsten Fink and Rokiah Alavi [PDF]

Chapter 6

Intellectual Property Rights and Knowledge Transfer from Public Research to Industry in the US and Europe: Which Lessons for Innovation Systems in Developing Countries?
Fabio Montobbio with comments by Albert G. Hu and Dominique Foray [PDF]

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