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Compulsory Licensing - Evidence from the Trading with the Enemy Act

Petra Moser and Alessandra Voena

No 15598, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: Compulsory licensing allows firms in developing countries to produce foreign-owned inventions without the consent of foreign patent owners. This paper uses an exogenous event of compulsory licensing after World War I under the Trading with the Enemy Act to examine the long run effects of compulsory licensing on domestic invention. Difference-in-differences analyses of nearly 200,000 chemical inventions suggest that compulsory licensing increased domestic invention by at least 20 percent.

JEL-codes: N32 N42 O1 O12 O2 O3 O31 O34 O38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-12
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Published as Petra Moser & Alessandra Voena, 2012. "Compulsory Licensing: Evidence from the Trading with the Enemy Act," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 102(1), pages 396-427, February.

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