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dc.contributor.authorNaghavi, Alirezaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Yingyien_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-13T14:52:51Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-13T14:52:51Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/59732-
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies cross-border intellectual property rights (IPR) as a North-South contract using a Nash bargaining approach and distinguishes between the outcome and its actual enforcement. The absorptive capacity of the Southern country to exploit technology transfer plays a key role in the negotiated level of IPRs and its post-treaty enforcement. The optimal level of IPR protection relates positively to absorptive capacity. This provides a rationale for the longer time-frame provided to least developed countries in Article 66 of TRIPS to implement its provisions. In addition, monitoring is only effective in preventing contract violation up to a critical level of absorptive capacity. We relate this to the US Trade Representative Special 301 report, which flags countries that deny adequate IPR protection as priority watch list. While disputes with less developed economies are promptly resolved, emerging economies, where most losses from copyright piracy originates from, continue to remain on the list.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) Milanoen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNota di lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Economy and Society 21.2012en_US
dc.subject.jelO34en_US
dc.subject.jelF13en_US
dc.subject.jelF53en_US
dc.subject.jelD78en_US
dc.subject.jelL10en_US
dc.subject.jelO33en_US
dc.subject.jelC70en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordIntellectual Property Rightsen_US
dc.subject.keywordTRIPSen_US
dc.subject.keywordNash Bargainingen_US
dc.subject.keywordContracten_US
dc.titleCross-border intellectual property rights: Contract enforcement and absorptive capacityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn715902830en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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