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Title: Technological Development and Software Piracy
Issue Date: 10-Mar-2015
Date of creation: Mar-2015
Keywords: Piracy rate
Quality bureaucracies
Intellectual property
Abstract: In this paper, we analyze the differences in piracy rates from one country to another. Like previous papers on the topic, we find that more developed countries have lower incentives for pirating. Unlike previous papers, we find that the piracy rate is positively correlated with the tax burden rate but negatively correlated with the domestic market size and exports over GDP. We also separate the impacts of education and R&D on piracy, and find two effects with opposite signs. Moreover, we find that those countries with smaller, more efficient bureaucracies are likely to protect intellectual property more effectively. Finally, we show that the spread of access to the Internet is negatively correlated with the software piracy rate.
Primary author: Romeu, Andrés
Martínez Sánchez, Francisco
Faculty / Departments / Services: Fundamentos del Análisis Económico
Collection: WPUMUFAE
Published in: Proyecto de investigación:
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
Number of pages / Extensions: 25
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Geographic Materia: Mundial
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