A Response to Prof. Shavell’s ‘Should Copyright of Academic Works Be Abolished?’

14 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2010  

Hossein Nabilou

Independent

Date Written: July 21, 2010

Abstract

Undoubtedly, the idea of strong property rights is the underlying idea of economics and one of the main sources of economic incentive. In his paper, Prof. Shavell (see Shavell, 2009) seems to question and eventually impugn the idea of the economic efficiency of property rights in the market place of ideas in the academic world. In this regard, I will criticize his paper with the economic methods and will explain how Prof. Shavell’s idea of the abolishing copyrights for the academic works might suffer from inconsistencies and also lacks the merits in generating a more economically efficient atmosphere for the academic works.

Suggested Citation

Nabilou, Hossein, A Response to Prof. Shavell’s ‘Should Copyright of Academic Works Be Abolished?’ (July 21, 2010). Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 31-44, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1646644

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