WIPO synthesizes economic analysis, conducts original research, and commissions studies from academic economists. The resulting publications – taking the form of World IP Reports, WIPO Economic Research Working Papers, and Miscellaneous Economics Publications – seek to inform the public policy discourse on IP protection.
World Intellectual Property Report 2011
WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Report 2011 focuses on the Changing Face of Innovation. It describes key trends in the innovation landscape – including the increasingly open, international and collaborative character of the innovation process; the causes of the increased demand for IP rights; and the rising importance of technology markets.
WIPO Economic Research Working Papers
The WIPO Economic Research Working Paper Series includes economic and statistical studies that are the outcome of professional research. Such research may be conducted in preparation of WIPO reports or as part of self-standing analytical projects. The papers included in this Series typically report on research in progress and are circulated in a timely manner for discussion and comment. The views expressed in them are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of WIPO or its Member States.
|WP No. 8||Measuring the International Mobility of Inventors: A new database? | Inventor migration files [ZIP]
(Ernest Miguelez and Carsten Fink)
|WP No. 7||How does geographical mobility of inventors influence network formation?
|WP No. 6||What makes companies pursue an open science strategy?
(Markus Simeth and Julio Raffo)
|WP No. 5||Getting Patents and Economic Data to Speak to Each Other: An "Algorithmic Links with Probabilities" Approach for Joint Analyses
of Patenting and Economic Activity | Concordance file [ZIP]
(Travis J. Lybbert and Nikolas J. Zolas)
|WP No. 4||The State of Patenting at Research Institutions in Developing Countries: Policy Approaches and Practices
|WP No. 3||Disembodied Knowledge Flows in the World Economy
(Suma Athreye and Yong Yang)
|WP No. 2||Basic, Applied and Experimental Knowledge and Productivity: Further Evidence
(Mosahid Khan and Kul B. Luintel)
|WP No. 1||How robust is the R&D - Productivity Relationship? Evidence from OECD Countries
(Mosahid Khan, Kul B. Luintel and Konstantinos Theodoris)
Miscellaneous Economics Publications
The following publications are the outcomes of special research projects and academic conferences organized or supported by WIPO.
|WIPO Survey on Patenting Strategies in 2009 and 2010 - Final report||January 2011|
|The Economics of Intellectual Property: Suggestions for Further Research in Developing Countries and Countries with Economies in Transition - Edited book volume||January 2009|