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Cognitive abilities, institutions and software piracy: a note

Shoirahon Odilova

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The aim of this research note is to explore the correlation between cognitive abilities and software piracy rates in a sample of more than 100 nations. The results reported in this paper suggest that cognitive capital has significant and negative effect on software piracy rates. Moreover, the effect of democracy on software piracy is stronger in high-IQ societies.

Keywords: cognitive abilities; software piracy; democracy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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