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Frontiers of Economics in China

Front. Econ. China    2014, Vol. 9 Issue (4) : 529-555
IPR, Trade, FDI, and Technology Transfer
Tan Li1,Larry D. Qiuaa2()
1. Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
2. Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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In this survey, we discuss how intellectual property rights (IPR) protection in the South affects trade flows, foreign direct investment (FDI) flows, and technology transfers from the North to the South. We also discuss optimal IPR policies and their effect on innovation. Our discussion covers both theoretical studies and empirical evidence. This survey is both comprehensive and critical. It aims to give readers the current state of IPR and globalization literature. Some issues have been studied more thoroughly, whereas for others the surface has only been scratched upon. This survey gives readers a clearer picture of the literature and may help them find future research topics.

Keywords IPR      trade      FDI      technology transfer     
Issue Date: 11 December 2014
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Tan Li,Larry D. Qiuaa. IPR, Trade, FDI, and Technology Transfer[J]. Front. Econ. China, 2014, 9(4): 529-555.
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