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Working Paper #2010-10 – Does foreign intellectual property rights protection affect U.S. exports and FDI?
Department of Economics
University of Delaware
Working Paper #2010-10
Does foreign intellectual property rights protection affect U.S. exports and FDI?
Titus O. Awokuse and Weishi Grace Gu
Using GMM models on a panel data of fifty-three countries, we examine whether stronger foreign IPR protection stimulates international transactions of U.S. multinational firms. The empirical results suggest that foreign countries that strengthen their IPR protection, especially those with strong imitative ability, can attract more international transactions from U.S. multinational firms.
JEL Codes: F23, O34
Keywords: export, FDI, intellectual property rights, GMM