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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1783.1/1826
Title: Trade and intellectual property rights protection : by whom and for what?
Authors: Qiu, Larry Dongxiao
Lai, Edwin L.-C.
Keywords: Innovation
Imitation
IPRs
Tariff
North
South
Issue Date: May-1999
Series/Report no.: Working Series ; 9908
Abstract: In a North-South trade model with innovation and imitation, we investigate the effects of IPR protection and trade protection. Typically, we show that unlike Southern tariff, Northern tariff supplements IPR protection and is not a beggar-thy-neighbor policy. The optimal Northern tariff rate is higher than in conventional models without innovation. The global welfare rises as Northern tariff increases, but declines as Southern tariff increases. This calls for urgent trade liberalization in the South.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1783.1/1826
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