The Effects of the Berne Convention on Translations in the Netherlands
8 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2014 Last revised: 31 Jul 2014
Date Written: July 29, 2014
The Berne Convention was the first attempt to recognise the copyright of foreign authors and their translations. I create a unique dataset to analyse the long run effects of the Berne Convention in 1912 in the Netherlands. Using pre-post statistical analysis and regression discontinuity design I find a significant decrease in the number of books translated per capita and an increase in translations per author.
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