Does Intellectual Property Rights Reform Spur Industrial Development ?

  title={Does Intellectual Property Rights Reform Spur Industrial Development ?},
  author={Lee Branstettera and C. Fritz Foleyc and Kamal Saggid},
  • Lee Branstettera, C. Fritz Foleyc, Kamal Saggid
  • Published 2010
An extensive theoretical literature generates ambiguous predictions concerning the effects of intellectual property right (IPR) reform on industrial development. The impact depends on whether multinational enterprises (MNEs) expand production in reforming countries and the extent of decline in imitative activity. We examine the responses of U.S.-based MNEs and domestic industrial production to a set of intellectual property rights (IPR) reforms in the 1980s and 1990s. Following reform, MNEs… CONTINUE READING
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