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Replication data for: Patent Laws, Product Life-Cycle Lengths, and Multinational Activity

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Bilir, L. Kamran
Publication Date
2014-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Do intellectual property rights influence multinationals' manufacturing location decisions? My theoretical model indicates that countries with strong patent laws attract multinational activity, but only in sectors with relatively long product life cycles. By contrast, firms with short life-cycle technologies are insensitive, because offshore imitation is less likely to succeed before obsolescence. I document strong empirical regularities consistent with the model using a panel dataset on the global operations of US-based multinational firms and a new measure of product obsolescence. Moreover, my identification strategy allows me to isolate the causal effect of patent laws on multinational activity.
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.104.7.1979 (Text)
Publications
  • Bilir, L. Kamran. “Patent Laws, Product Life-Cycle Lengths, and Multinational Activity.” American Economic Review 104, no. 7 (July 2014): 1979–2013. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.104.7.1979.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.104.7.1979 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2020-02-24

Bilir, L. Kamran (2014): Replication data for: Patent Laws, Product Life-Cycle Lengths, and Multinational Activity. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116128V1-22563