Appropriate intellectual property protection and economic growth in countries at different levels of development

  • ee Kyoung Kima, Keun Leeb, Walter G. Parkc, Kineung Chood
  • Published 2011


This paper examines how the role of patents and utility models in innovation and economic growth varies by level of economic development. Using a panel dataset of over 70 countries, we find that patent protection is an important determinant of innovation and that patentable innovations contribute to economic growth in developed countries, but not in… (More)


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