Chen and Puttitanun (2005)
|Chen and Puttitanun (2005)|
|Title:||Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation in Developing Countries|
|Author(s):||Chen, Y., Puttitanun, T.|
|Citation:||Chen, Y., & Puttitanun, T. (2005). Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation in Developing Countries. Journal of Development Economics, 78(2), 474-493.|
|Link(s):||Definitive , Open Access|
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|About the Data|
|Data Description:||The author uses a panel of data for developing countries that provide measures of IPRs and innovation.
Most of the data come from the World Development Indicators CD-ROM and Statistical Yearbook by UNESCO (1995, 1997, and 2000) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office website.
The panel data set includes 64 developing countries over the 1975–2000 period.
|Data Type:||Secondary data|
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|Cross Country Study?:||Yes|
|Government or policy study?:||No|
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This paper studies intellectual property rights (IPRs) and innovation in developing countries. A model is developed to illustrate the trade-off between imitating foreign technologies and encouraging domestic innovation in a developing country’s choice of IPRs. It is shown that innovations in a developing country increase in its IPRs, and a country’s IPRs can depend on its level of development non-monotonically, first decreasing and then increasing. Empirical analysis, with a panel of data for 64 developing countries, confirms both the positive impact of IPRs on innovations in developing countries and the presence of a U-shaped relationship between IPRs and economic development.
Main Results of the Study
- It is shown that innovations in a developing country increase in its IPRs, and a country's IPRs can depend on its level of development non-monotonically, first decreasing and then increasing GDP dependent on level of IPRs.
- Empirical analysis, with a panel of data for 64 developing countries, confirms both the positive impact of IPRs on innovations in developing countries and the presence of a U-shaped relationship between IPRs and economic development.
- Perhaps the best way for the developed countries to promote IPRs in the developing countries is to help the developing countries increase innovative activities.
Policy Implications as Stated By Author
analysis suggests a range of common interests between the developed countries and the developing countries in promoting IPRs in the developing countries.
Coverage of Study
|Level of aggregation:||Country|
|Period of material under study:||1975 to 2000|