Location, taxation and governments: An exchange theory of intellectual property

Davidson, S, Mohan, V and Potts, J 2020, 'Location, taxation and governments: An exchange theory of intellectual property', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 169, pp. 266-283.


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Title Location, taxation and governments: An exchange theory of intellectual property
Author(s) Davidson, S
Mohan, V
Potts, J
Year 2020
Journal name Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Volume number 169
Start page 266
End page 283
Total pages 18
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract The standard economic model of intellectual property is an efficient property rights solution to a market failure problem of investment in a non-rival and non-excludable good. We propose an exchange theory of intellectual property based on a contracting approach in the context of market-making and enforcement of economic rights in exchange for monopoly taxation rights. We use a Hotelling (1929) type spatial model to show the relationship between location and pricing decisions of innovating firms under differing intellectual property, institutional quality, and taxation regimes.
Subject Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Hotelling model
Intellectual property
Strategic trade policy
Tax competition
Tax harmonization
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.jebo.2019.11.018
Copyright notice © 2019 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN 0167-2681
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