NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Are National Patent Laws the Blossoming Rain?

Yi Qian

NBER Working Paper No. 16295
Issued in August 2010

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I would like to give my special thanks to Professors Richard Caves, Donald Rubin, Josh Lerner, and Richard Cooper for their constant advice and encouragement; to Drs. Arvind Subramanian, Jayashree Watal, Gary Haufbauer, and Keith Maskus for their advice and references at early stages of my research; to Professors Andrei Shleifer, Paul Beamish, and Dr. Fritz Foley for providing data. Many thanks also go to Professors Neil Netanel and Robert Spich for organizing the IPR symposium at UCLA and to the participants’ comments, which stimulated new idea developments in this paper. I am also grateful to Neil Netanel for editing this book and for his comments on this chapter in The Development Agenda: Global Intellectual Property and Developing Countries. Oxford University Press, London. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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