Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Economic Growth

ISBN-10: 0691137994
ISBN-13: 9780691137995
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/24/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Preface
References
The Nature of Innovation
The Nature and Importance of Innovation
Introduction
What Is Innovation?
The Microeconomic Effects of Innovation
Interaction between Producers and Users of Innovation
Innovations and Market Failure
Restoring Incentives to Invent and Innovate
Firms Competing through Innovation
Conclusion
References
The Nature and Role of Intellectual Property
Introduction
Why Are Intellectual Property Rights Awarded?
Patents
Trademarks
Designs and Utility Models
Copyright
Further Questions about IPRs
Conclusions
References
The Measurement of Innovation, Productivity, and Growth
Introduction
How Can Innovation Be Measured?
Illustrations of Innovation Statistics
Productivity at the Firm, Industry, and Economy Level
Comparing Productivity and Growth across Countries
Conclusion
References
The National Innovation System
The National Innovation System
Introduction
The National Innovation System
The Central Role of R&D
The Government-University Axis
The University-Business Axis
The Government-Business Axis
National Innovation Systems in Emerging Markets
Conclusions
References
Innovative Firms and Markets
Introduction
Entrepreneurship and New Firms
Innovation and Firms
Markets and Innovation
Empirical Evidence on the Returns to Innovation
Evidence on Interactions between Competition and Innovation
Conclusions
References
Intellectual Property Rights and Firms
Introduction
How Can Firms Benefit from IPRs?
Exploring the Returns to IPRs
Markets for IPRs
Costs of Obtaining and Enforcing IPRs
IPR Strategies
Empirical Studies on the Value of IPRs
Conclusions
References
Diffusion and Social Returns
Introduction
Modeling the Rate of Adoption of an Innovation
Statistical Evidence on Rates of Adoption
Spillovers and Social Returns to Innovation
Empirical Studies of Social Returns
Spatial Dimensions of Spillovers
Conclusions
References
The Macroeconomics of Innovation
Models of Economic Growth
Introduction
The Neoclassical Growth Model
Endogenous Growth Models
Evolutionary and Other Models
Conclusions
References
Innovation and Globalization
What Is Globalization?
World Trade in Historical Perspective
Theories of Trade and Growth
International Knowledge and Technology Flows: Theory and Evidence
International Financial Flows
International Aspects of IPRs
Conclusions
References
Technology, Wages, and Jobs
Introduction
Microeconomic Models of Innovation and Labor Markets
Innovation and Labor Markets; Evidence from Firms
Macroeconomic and Trade Models of Innovation and Labor Markers
Conclusions
References
Economic Policy
Microeconomic Policies to Promote Firm-Level Innovation
Introduction
Is the Intellectual Property System Working?
Incentive Systems for Encouraging Firm-Level R&D
Other Innovation Policies
Conclusions
References
Macroeconomic Issues and Policy
Introduction
Macroeconomic Evidence on IPRs and Economic Growth
Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS)
Intellectual Property Rights, Exhaustion, and Parallel Imports
Piracy and Counterfeit
R&D in the Global Economy
International Migration of Skilled Labor
Conclusions
References
Mathematical Appendix
Production Functions
Present Discounted Value
Derivatives
Marginal Products and Diminishing Returns
Accumulation Equations and Growth Rates
Logarithms and Production Functions
Differential Equations and a Catch-up Model
Estimating Production Functions
Refereces
Index

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