Intellectual Property Use in Middle Income Countries: The Case of Chile
NBER Working Paper No. 24348
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We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the World Intellectual Property Organization and generous institutional support from the Chilean National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) and the Chilean National Statistical Institute (INE). Christian Helmers acknowledges financial support from Hoover IP2. We are particularly grateful to Viviana Ulloa Sanchez and Sergio Fontalva Urrutia for their help with the construction of the dataset. We also thank María-José Abud and Zhen Sun for excellent research assistance with the construction of the dataset and Aisén Etcheverry, María Catalina Olivos, and Maximiliano Santa Cruz for their generous support of this project. We thank Sergio Escudero, Mario Matus, Roberto Alvarez and participants at EPIP 2016 and 2017, Santa Clara University, and the 11th Annual Searle Center/USPTO Conference on Innovation Economics for helpful feedback. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of INAPI, the World Intellectual Property Organization or its member states. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.