Property Rights

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March 2017

Can Agricultural Patents Improve Bilateral Trade?

Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics|

Improving agricultural exports is a driver for economic growth for Developed and Developing nations alike. Resources invested in the research and development of agricultural products is normally protected by intellectual property rights.  Over the years researchers have looked at whether these legal protections actually promote exports. The Gravity Model is a tool most commonly when looking at [...]

Intellectual Property in Agriculture

Agribusiness, Agriculture Property Rights, Precision Agriculture|

Intellectual property protection laws vary between nations. Developed nations are known for rigorous intellectual property regimes, while developing nations suffer from weaker property right laws and institutions. This becomes a point of contention when evaluating the impact of IPR’s on trade as a means for technology diffusion between countries. In agriculture, the development of newer [...]