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Market Size and Intellectual Property Protection


Michele Boldrin


Washington University in Saint Louis

David K. Levine


Washington University in Saint Louis - Department of Economics; European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)


International Economic Review, Vol. 50, Issue 3, pp. 855-881, August 2009

Abstract:     
Intellectual property (IP) protection involves a trade-off between the undesirability of monopoly and the desirable encouragement of creation and innovation. Optimal policy depends on the relative strength of these two forces. We give a quantitative assessment of current IP policies. We focus particularly on the scale of the market, showing that as it increases, due either to growth or to the expansion of trade, IP protection should be reduced.

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Date posted: July 9, 2009  

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Boldrin, Michele and Levine, David K., Market Size and Intellectual Property Protection. International Economic Review, Vol. 50, Issue 3, pp. 855-881, August 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1432245 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2354.2009.00551.x

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Michele Boldrin
Washington University in Saint Louis ( email )
Campus Box 1133
One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63130-4899
United States
David K. Levine
Washington University in Saint Louis - Department of Economics ( email )
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.dklevine.com
European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) ( email )
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via delle Fontanelle 10
50016 San Domenico di Fiesole, Florence 50014
Italy
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