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Maskus, Keith E. (Keith Eugene)

Works: 179 works in 468 publications in 3 languages and 6,585 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Patents 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: K1401, 346.048
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Most widely held works by Keith E Maskus
Private rights and public problems the global economics of intellectual property in the 21st century by Keith E Maskus( )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consumers constantly confront intellectual property rights (IPRs) every day, from their morning cup of Starbucks coffee to the Intel chip on their computer at work. Intellectual property rights help protect creative inventions in the form of trademarks, copyrights, and patents. Despite legal protection, many goods--including music and video files--are easily copied or shared, which affects industries, innovators, and customers. In his follow-up to one of the most popular PIIE titles of all time, Keith Maskus looks at the expansion of private legal rights into international trade markets, not only for technological items but also for international public goods like vaccines and prescription drugs. Private Rights and Public Problems assesses IPR issues for users, producers, and innovators and the difficulty of establishing an international policy regime that governs IPRs in all markets. Post-industrial countries have preferential terms for licensing and selling products, in part because they develop more global brands and products. Maskus observes that in these countries the primacy of private property raises contentious international debate between innovation owners in rich countries and followers and users in emerging and poor countries. Maskus explores if increased privacy regulations limit innovation and pose artificial and real barriers, such as decreased information accessibility and increased cost. This book addresses a fundamental issue: should basic scientific and technological knowledge be commoditized? In this guide to the current global impact of IPRs, the author analyzes the economic contribution of IPRs underlying features: innovation and access to international technologies
Intellectual property and development lessons from recent economic research by Carsten Fink( )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the mid-1990s, the World Trade Organization developed the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which sets out minimum standards of IPR protection. The World Bank has held keen interest in better understanding how well-designed intellectual property policies can help foster development and reduce poverty. This volume brings together studies conducted by World Bank or Bank-affiliated economic researchers who seek to better understand the economic underpinnings of the different degrees and forms of IPR protection."--BOOK JACKET
Intellectual property growth and trade by Keith E Maskus( )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this volume several economists offer comprehensive and analytical literature surveys of the central questions regarding the linkages between intellectual property protection, international trade and investment, and economic growth. The authors range widely over their particular areas of inquiry."--Jacket
Intellectual property rights in the global economy by Keith E Maskus( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new global IPR system comes with benefits as well as costs. Their increasing importance raises international economic policy questions that evoke impassioned and exaggerated claims from both advocates and opponents of IPRs, particularly concerning sensitive issues, such as patent protection of pharmaceuticals. In this comprehensive economic assessment of the effects of stronger international IPRs, Keith E. Maskus examines these competing claims through an analysis of the economic effects of extended international protection and partial harmonization of IPRs. He brings together recent studies of various aspects of the issue and performs new quantitative and qualitative analyses. The author presents findings that apply to a number of important policy questions on the very new phenomenon of IPRs, and especially to whether priority attention should be devoted to them in the upcoming next round of global trade talks
International public goods and transfer of technology under a globalized intellectual property regime ( Book )
14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this volume, distinguished economists, political scientists and legal experts discuss the implications of the increasingly globalized protection of intellectual property rights for the ability of countries to provide their citizens with basic research, education, public health and environmental protection
The Economics and politics of world sugar policies by Stephen V Marks( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantifying the impact of technical barriers to trade : can it be done? by Keith E Maskus( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The changing structure of comparative advantage in American manufacturing by Keith E Maskus( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The WTO, intellectual property rights, and the knowledge economy ( Book )
11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quiet pioneering : Robert M. Stern and his international economic legacy ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professional international economists will find much worth reading in the volume. It also is relevant to scholars of international relations and international organizations, as well as political scientists and government policy analysts
Reforming U.S. patent policy : getting the incentives right by Keith E Maskus( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Estimating the knowledge-capital model of the multinational enterprise by David L Carr( Book )
12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: What we term the firm includes three principal assumptions. First, services of knowledge-based and knowledge-generating activities, such as R&D, can be geographically separated from production and supplied to production facilities at low cost. Second, these knowledge-intensive activities are skilled-labor intensive relative to production. These characteristics give rise to vertical multinationals, which fragment production and locate activities according to factor prices and market size. Third, knowledge-based services have a (partial) joint-input characteristic that they can be supplied to additional production facilities at low cost. This characteristic gives rise to horizontal multinationals, which produce the same goods or services in multiple locations. In this paper, we note how this model predicts relationships between affiliate sales and country characteristics. We then subject these predictions to empirical tests
Should core labor standards be imposed through international trade policy? by Keith E Maskus( )
8 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transfer of technology to developing countries unilateral and multilateral policy options by Kamal Saggi( )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cost of Compliance With Product Standards For Firms In Developing Countries An Econometric Study by Keith E Maskus( )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Standards and technical regulations exist to protect consumer safety or to achieve other goals, such as ensuring the interoperability of telecommunications systems, for example. Standards and technical regulations can, however, raise substantially both start-up and production costs for firms. Maskus, Otsuki, and Wilson develop econometric models to provide the first estimates of the incremental production costs for firms in developing nations in conforming to standards imposed by major importing countries. They use firm-level data generated from 16 developing countries in the World Bank Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Survey Database. Their findings indicate that standards do increase short-run production costs by requiring additional inputs of labor and capital. A 1 percent increase in investment to meet compliance costs in importing countries raises variable production costs by between 0.06 and 0.13 percent, a statistically significant increase. The authors also find that the fixed costs of compliance are nontrivial-approximately
Multinational firms : reconciling theory and evidence by James R Markusen( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: An important component of Robert Lipsey's work has been his research on multinational firms, and his careful documentation of their behavior in terms of production and intra-firm trade. In this paper, we extend recent theory referred to as the knowledge-capital model', which simultaneously generates motives for both horizontal and vertical multinational production. We use this model to derive predictions about foreign affiliates' pattern of production for local markets versus production for exports as functions of country characteristics such as market sizes, size differences, and relative endowment differences. These predictions are then taken to data on affiliate production and trade. Results confirm several hypotheses. The ratio of production for export sales to production for local sale by affiliates of foreign multinationals depends negatively on market size, investment and trade costs in the host country, and positively on the relative skilled-labor abundance of the parent country (skilled-labor scarcity of the host country)
The Contribution of Skilled Immigration And International Graduate Students To U.S. Innovation by Gnanaraj Chellaraj( )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The impact of international students and skilled immigration in the United States on innovative activity is estimated using a model of idea generation. In the main specification a system of three equations is estimated, where dependent variables are total patent applications, patents awarded to U.S. universities, and patents awarded to other U.S. entities, each scaled by the domestic labor force. Results indicate that both international graduate students and skilled immigrants have a significant and positive impact on future patent applications, as well as on future patents awarded to university and nonuniversity institutions. The central estimates suggest that a 10 percent increase in the number of foreign graduate students would raise patent applications by 4.7 percent, university patent grants by 5.3 percent, and nonuniversity patent grants by 6.7 percent. Thus, reductions in foreign graduate students from visa restrictions could significantly reduce U.S. innovative activity. Increases in skilled immigration also have a positive, but smaller, impact on patenting
Discriminating among alternative theories of the multinational enterprise by James R Markusen( Book )
11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: Recent theoretical developments have incorporated endogenous multinational firms into the general-equilibrium model of trade. One simple taxonomy separates the theory into vertical' models in which firms geographically separate activities by stages of production and horizontal' models of multi-plant firms which duplicate roughly the same activities in many countries. We refer to a hybrid of these two as the 'knowledge capital model'. In this paper, we nest these three models within an unrestricted model. Econometric tests give strong support to the horizontal model and overwhelming reject the vertical model
General-equilibrium approaches to the multinational firm : a review of theory and evidence by James R Markusen( Book )
12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: Beginning in the early 1980s, theoretical analyses have incorporated the multinational firm into the microeconomic, general-equilibrium theory of international trade. Recent advances indicate how vertical and horizontal multinationals arise endogenously as determined by country characteristics, including relative size and relative endowment differences, and trade and investment costs. Results also characterize the relationship between foreign affiliate production and international trade in goods and services. In this paper, we survey some of this recent work, and note the testable predictions generated in the theory. In the second part of the paper, we examine empirical results that relate foreign affiliate production to country characteristics and trade/investment cost factors. We also review findings from analyses of the pattern of substitutability or complementarity between trade and foreign production
Patent challenges for standard-setting in the global economy : lessons from information and communications technology by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Patent Challenges for Standard-Setting in the Global Economy: Lessons from Information and Communication Technology examines how leading national and multinational standard-setting organizations (SSOs) address patent disclosures, licensing terms, transfers of patent ownership, and other issues that arise in connection with developing technical standards for consumer and other microelectronic products, associated software and components, and communications networks including the Internet. Attempting to balance the interests of patent holders, other participants in standard-setting, standards implementers, and consumers, the report calls on SSOs to develop more explicit policies to avoid patent holdup and royalty-stacking, ensure that licensing commitments carry over to new owners of the patents incorporated in standards, and limit injunctions for infringement of patents with those licensing commitments. The report recommends government measures to increase the transparency of patent ownership and use of standards information to improve patent quality and to reduce conflicts of laws across countries."--Publisher's description
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Alternative Names
Maskus, K. E. 1954-
Maskus, Keith
Maskus, Keith 1954-
Maskus, Keith E.
Maskus, Keith E. 1954-
Maskus, Keith E. (Keith Eugene), 1954-
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