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Private Rights and Public Problems The Global Economics of Intellectual Property in the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 0881325074

ISBN-13: 9780881325072

Edition: N/A

Authors: Keith E. Maskus

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Many argue that Europe has performed anemically as it struggles to recover from the global crisis. But, Anders Aslund argues that although Europe is an institutional half-way house, the East European countries have masterfully handled the crisis. The Last Shall Be the First: East European Financial Crisis isolates the causes of the crisis in Eastern Europe, charts the crisis resolution actions of major international institutions, and advances solutions in the region's recovery phase. Specifically, Aslund examines the eruption and resolution of the crisis in the Baltics, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania and Bulgaria. In addition to his focus on individual countries, he also considers the broader implications of the European crisis, and asks why the social and regulatory environment of central Europe enabled it to recover more easily.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: Peterson Institute for International Economics
Publication date: 2/20/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 346
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232

Preface
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Big Stakes in Selling Knowledge
The Ever-Elusive Balance
The Policy Landscape
Four Ideas to Improve the Global System Today
Organization of the Book
The Big Global Upgrade: Is It Working?
How the Situation Has Changed
Intellectual Property Right Reforms and Innovation
Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Transfer
Country Experiences and "Catching Up" with Intellectual Property Rights
Summary
Global Governance
TRIPS Finishes Its Test Ride
The World Intellectual Property Organization Does Its Part
When TRIPS Is Not Enough
A Powerful Pushback
The New Enforcement Emphasis
Summary
Regulating a Stressed System
Cleanup in Aisle Global Patent
The Standards Question
Exhaustion: Your Price or Mine?
Geography Made Delicious
Digital Dilemmas
Enforcement Economics
Summary
Intellectual Property Rights and Global Policy Challenges
Intellectual Property Rights, Policy Space, and Development
Patent Problems and Progress in Public Health
Technology Transfer and Climate Change
Agriculture and Genetic Resources
Trading in Traditions
Knowledge as an International Public Good
Summary
Revitalizing a Tired System
Pressures to Move On
Extending the Long and Strained TRIPS?
Reaching for Balance beyond the World Trade Organization
Future Vision
A Final Observation
References
Index
Tables
Changes in the Ginarte-Park patent rights index
Changes in the Global Competitiveness Report intellectual property rights and protectionism indexes relative to the United States
Economic characteristics of and growth in patent grants in Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, and China
Summary of cross-country studies of IPR and innovation measures
Growth of R&D in 350 large Indian pharmaceutical firms, 1990-2005
Indicators of technology transfer to selected countries
Summary of econometric studies of intellectual property rights and technology transfer
TRIPS-Plus provisions in the Jordan-US free trade agreement (2001)
Comparison of TRIPS-Plus elements in selected US free trade agreements
Growth in patent applications, 1995 and 2008
Comparison of online per-pill retail prices
Changes in recorded music sales, 2005 and 2007
Price reductions in key antiretroviral medicines, 2001 and 2010
Figures
Changes in the Ginarte-Park patent rights index, by income quartile, 1990-2005
World Bank innovation index (2000) and Ginarte-Park patent rights index (1995)
World Bank innovation index (2009) and Ginarte-Park patent rights index (2000)
Research and development as a percent of GDP (2000) and Ginarte-Park patent rights index (1995)
Research and development as a percent of GDP (2005) and Ginarte-Park patent rights index (2000)
US scaled patent grants (2000) and Ginarte-Park patent rights index (1995)
US scaled patent grants (2005) and Ginarte-Park patent rights index (2000)
Boxes
The new ownership society
China's indigenous innovation policy
Reforming US patents
China's standardization policy for information and communication technology
Value extraction in Ethiopian coffee
When rights become wrongs: The user community stands up
India's Patents Act of 2005 and pharmaceuticals
Sharing of intellectual property rights in the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative