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Patent Law, TRIPS, and Economic Growth: Evidence from China
Asia-Pacific Journal Of Accounting And Economics
  • Belton M. Fleisher, The Ohio State University
  • William H. McGuire, University of Washington Tacoma
  • Adam N. Smith, The Ohio State University
  • Mi Zhou
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Document Type
Article
Abstract

We analyze the impact of intellectual property rights protection on factors contributing to China's economic growth. We use a difference-in-difference estimation procedure and hold constant the effects of Deng Xiaoping's South Trip and China's accession to World Trade Organization. The null hypothesis that the 1992 and 2002 patent laws, including China's adoption of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights standards did not directly affect China's productivity, inward foreign direct investment, or domestic research and development activity is not rejected.

DOI
10.1080/16081625.2013.760435
Version
pre-print, post-print with 18-month embargo
Citation Information
Belton M. Fleisher, William H. McGuire, Adam N. Smith and Mi Zhou. "Patent Law, TRIPS, and Economic Growth: Evidence from China" Asia-Pacific Journal Of Accounting And Economics Vol. 20 Iss. 1 (2013) p. 4 - 19
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/william_mcguire/4/