Do National Patent Laws Stimulate Domestic Innovation in a Global Patenting Environment? A Cross-Country Analysis of Pharmaceutical Patent Protection, 19782002

@article{Qian2007DoNP,
  title={Do National Patent Laws Stimulate Domestic Innovation in a Global Patenting Environment? A Cross-Country Analysis of Pharmaceutical Patent Protection, 19782002},
  author={Yi Qian},
  journal={The Review of Economics and Statistics},
  year={2007},
  volume={89},
  pages={436-453}
}
  • Yi Qian
  • Published 2007
  • Economics
  • The Review of Economics and Statistics
This paper evaluates the effects of patent protection on pharmaceutical innovations for 26 countries that established pharmaceutical patent laws during 19782002. Controlling for country characteristics through matched sampling techniques to establish two proper comparison sets among 92 sampled countries and through country-pair fixed-effects regressions, this study yields robust results. National patent protection alone does not stimulate domestic innovation, as estimated by changes in citation… Expand
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