Having Faith in IP: Empirical Evidence of IP Conversions

13 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2011

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Jean-Frederic Morin

Université Laval - Departement de Science Politique

Kevin Daley

McGill University - Faculty of Law

E. Richard Gold

McGill University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 28, 2011

Abstract

This paper aims at explaining why some developing countries adopt US-style IP rules that go beyond those required by the TRIPs agreement. It disentangles this puzzling situation in two manners. First, it explores one often neglected reason for the adoption of US-style rules, i.e. the socialization of decision-makers in the adopting country through interaction with experts in US IP law. Second, it relies on a more systematic conceptualization and measurement of variables than has been adopted in many previous studies. Overall, it brings forward strong quantitative evidence that socialization is a significant force in the export and import of IP rules.

Suggested Citation

Morin, Jean-Frederic and Daley, Kevin and Gold, E. Richard, Having Faith in IP: Empirical Evidence of IP Conversions (October 28, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1950541 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1950541

Jean-Frederic Morin (Contact Author)

Université Laval - Departement de Science Politique ( email )

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Canada

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Kevin Daley

McGill University - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Montreal H3A 1W9, Quebec
Canada

E. Richard Gold

McGill University - Faculty of Law ( email )

3644 Peel Street
Montreal H3A 1W9, Quebec
Canada

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