Intellectual Property Rights and the Quality of Transferred Technology in Developing Countries

Lei Yang, Yingyi Tsai, Arijit Mukherjee

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This paper addresses the effects of a stronger patent system in developing countries on the quality of transferred technology and welfare. We show that a stronger patent system can reduce the quality of licensed technology. The presence of technology licensing may encourage the developing country to adopt a stronger patent system compared with the situation where licensing is not an option.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-249
Number of pages11
JournalReview of Development Economics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development

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