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News – Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law

22 Aug 2019

Elgar has published a new book on the economics of Intellectual Property Law. 

From the blurb:

“Both law and economics and intellectual property law have expanded dramatically in tandem over recent decades. This field-defining two-volume Handbook, featuring the leading legal, empirical, and law and economics scholars studying intellectual property rights, provides wide-ranging and in-depth analysis both of the economic theory underpinning intellectual property law, and the use of analytical methods to study it.

“Volume 1 explores the the role that economic incentives play in promoting innovation and creativity. It also examines the analogy between intellectual property and tangible property, the economics of intellectual property institutions, and the interplay of intellectual property, development, and international trade.

“Volume 2 explores analytical methods used to study intellectual property law. The chapters survey data sources, the use of patent citation data, patent valuation, empirical studies of intellectual property modalities (patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secrets) and institutions, the impacts of technological change on technology and content industries, the use of experimental methods, economic history research, political economy, and knowledge commons research.”

Vol 1 – edited by:  Ben Depoorter, University of California, Hastings College of Law, US and Peter Menell, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, US
Vol 2 – edited by: Peter Menell, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and David Schwartz, Northwestern University, School of Law, US

More information can be found here.