IPR, trade, FDI, and technology transfer

Tan LI, Larry D. QIU*

*Corresponding author for this work

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n 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-555
Number of pages27
JournalFrontiers of Economics in China
Issue number4
Early online date11 Dec 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • IPR
  • technology transfer
  • FDI
  • trade

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