The Lisbon Council's 2015 Intellectual Property and Economic Growth Index: A Showcase of Methodological Blunder
Phoenix Center Perspectives No. 15-03
18 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2016
Date Written: June 29, 2015
The Lisbon Council's 2015 study on intellectual property is shown to be a showcase of methodological blunder, including the use of five different currencies in an inter-country analysis, cherry picking results from over 460 statistical tests based on sample sizes no larger than 8, and many other shocking errors.
Keywords: Copyright, Intellectual Property, Fair Use
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