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Intellectual Property, Competition and Growth

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The multiple features of intellectual property rights and industrial competition are explored through the analytically rigorous lens of the frontier of the economics literature. The book covers a broad range of issues ranging from industrial espionage to collective property rights in cultural districts. The analyses are carried out both for advanced countries and in a North-South perspective. An appropriate protection of intellectual property rights plays a crucial role in promoting R&D activities and hence ...

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Overview

The multiple features of intellectual property rights and industrial competition are explored through the analytically rigorous lens of the frontier of the economics literature. The book covers a broad range of issues ranging from industrial espionage to collective property rights in cultural districts. The analyses are carried out both for advanced countries and in a North-South perspective. An appropriate protection of intellectual property rights plays a crucial role in promoting R&D activities and hence economic growth. The book explores theoretical issues and empirical evidence coming from different countries and sectors.

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GUIDO COZZI studied at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy, and at New York University, USA, and taught at Cornell University, USA, and at "La Sapienza". He is now full professor at the University of Macerata, Italy. He has published his research works in top international economics jourbanals and has carried out consulting activities for public agencies and industrial associations.

ROBERTO CELLINI studied at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy, and is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Catania, Italy. His scientific interests and main publications in top economic jourbanals focus upon economic growth, industrial organisation and game theory.

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Table of Contents

Intellectual Property, Competition and Growth—Roberto Cellini and Guido Cozzi
• Do European Computer-Related Patents Increase Welfare?—Pia Weiss
• Strategic Reasons for Patenting: Between Exclusion and Co-ordination Rationales—Antoine Bureth, Rachel Levy, Julien Pénin, and Sandrine Wolff
• Open Source Software and Technological Innovation: Competitive Issues—Gustavo Olivieri & Laura Marchegiani
• Are Patent Litigation Insurances Fit for the Dynamics of Innovation?—Christian Ben Lakhdar
• Proprietary Information Protection and the Long-Run Implications of Industrial Espionage—Carmelo Pierpaolo Parello
• The Role of Anti-Spying Acts on R&D Patents Dynamics—Francesco Schettino
• Is the European R&D Equally Protected from Espionage as is the U.S. R&D? A Note—Guido Cozzi and Angelo Pietrosanti
• A Schumpeterian Model of Wage Inequality and Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement—Carmelo Pierpaolo Parello and Luca Spinesi
• An Inverted-U Relationship between Product Market Competition and Growth in an Extended Romerian Model—Alberto Bucci
• Competition Policy and Prevention of Abuses in the TRIPS Agreement—Daya Shanker
• Policy Decisions on Collective Property Rights in Cultural Districts: A Positive Model—Roberto Cellini, Tiziana Cuccia, and Walter Santagata
• Different Approaches to the Protection of Individual and Collective Intellectual Property Rights. The Case of Traditional Knowledge—Stefania Lionetti

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