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Maskus, Keith E. (Keith Eugene)

Works: 188 works in 600 publications in 3 languages and 8,426 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
Intellectual property rights in the global economy by Keith E Maskus( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1980s and 1990s, intellctual property rights (IPRs) were strengthened in many countries. This study examines the claims of both advocates and opponents of this policy, analyzing the economic effects of extended international protection and partial harmonization of IPRs
Intellectual property and development : lessons from recent economic research by Carsten Fink( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 428 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."--Jacket
International public goods and transfer of technology under a globalized intellectual property regime by Keith E Maskus( Book )

17 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 317 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 Steven V Marks( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marks and Maskus have organized a collection of papers from a 1990 conference on "Sugar Markets in the 1990s." Their purpose is to independently publish the revised and updated papers and commentaries from a conference on world sugar for a wider audience. [...] As the editors point out in the introduction, the world sugar price has been volatile, partly because sugar cycles and partly because of trade structures and arrangements. Many countries have used the volatility of prices to justify their supports for domestic production. Most studies in the book cover periods characterized by price volatility: the 1970s and 1980s. [...] Because of the periods the book covered and the concern for volatility, the book presents an in-depth analysis of one of the most sensitive commodity programs involved in GATT and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. -- Abridged from (Oct. 30, 2015)
Private rights and public problems : the global economics of intellectual property in the 21st century by Keith E Maskus( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 250 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
Quantifying the impact of technical barriers to trade : can it be done? by Keith E Maskus( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing structure of comparative advantage in American manufacturing by Keith E Maskus( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The WTO, intellectual property rights, and the knowledge economy( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of previously published articles
Quiet pioneering : Robert M. Stern and his international economic legacy( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 164 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
Intellectual property rights : legal and economic challenges for development( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, intellectual property rights both in the form of patents and copyrights have expanded in their coverage, the width and depth of protection, and the tightness in their enforcement. Moreover, for the first time in history, the IPR regime has become increasingly uniform at international level by means of the TRIPS agreement, irrespectively of the degrees of development of the various countries. The book addresses the effects of IPR on the processes of innovation and innovation diffusion, and provides detailed discussions of possible policy measures within the current TRIPS regime
Reforming U.S. patent policy : getting the incentives right by Keith E Maskus( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report argues that reforms of the U.S. patent system have suceeded in limiting the competition of ideas, discouraging innovation, and ultimately reducing U.S. competitiveness
Intellectual property growth and trade by Keith E Maskus( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 121 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
Estimating the knowledge-capital model of the multinational enterprise by David L Carr( Book )

15 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Vertical price control and parallel imports theory and evidence by Keith E Maskus( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parallel imports are genuine products brought into a country without the authorization of the copyright, patent, or trademark owner. Countries vary considerably in their legal treatment of parallel imports, as determined by their choice of exhaustion doctrine. A new model analyzes parallel imports as a response to vertical pricing arrangements between a rights holder ("manufacturer") and a foreign distributor
The Contribution of Skilled Immigration And International Graduate Students To U.S. Innovation by Gnanaraj Chellaraj( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 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
Should core labor standards be imposed through international trade policy? by Keith E Maskus( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

August 1997 Weak provision of core labor standards in developing countries has complex effects on competitiveness and trade. The problem cannot be treated effectively by imposing trade sanctions, but should instead be approached through programs aimed directly at poverty reduction, education reforms, and disclosure of information. Numerous proposals have surfaced recently to incorporate a clause about labor standards in the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Such a clause would require each WTO member to recognize and enforce certain core labor standards: forbidding forced labor, discrimination, and the exploitation of child workers and guaranteeing the rights of workers to associate freely and engage in collective bargaining with employers. Failure to provide core labor standards would subject a country to international trade sanctions. Maskus analyzes links between core labor standards and international trade policy. He develops a series of simple models to see whether limiting core labor standards in export sectors of developing countries can improve the countries' price competitiveness in export markets. He concludes that deficient provision of core labor standards generally diminishes export competitiveness rather than improving it, because of the distortionary effects of those deficiencies. In other words, concerns about the negative impact on industrial countries of limited wage, employment, and labor standards in developing countries are largely misplaced- one exception: exploiting child labor could expand exports in highly labor-intensive sectors. But wage spillovers into industrial economy labor markets must be trivial, and there is no empirical evidence that the use of child labor provides measurable competitive advantages. Do international trade sanctions serve a legitimate, effective role in penalizing countries that fail to observe core labor standards? Maskus points out that trade restrictions are blunt, indirect instruments and may be counterproductive, harming the people they are designed to help and ineffective in achieving stated goals. Thus, including in WTO rules a social clause guaranteeing core labor standards would reduce global efficiency for a small gain. Some approaches- compensation programs from wealthy countries, focused on poverty reduction and better access to education- be more effective and less costly than trade restrictions. At the same time, the International Labor Organization could improve its monitoring and publicity efforts, to raise international consciousness about labor standards. This paper-a product of the Development Research Group-is part of a larger effort in the group to analyze trade barriers facing developing countries
Discriminating among alternative theories of the multinational enterprise by James R Markusen( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Parallel imports of pharmaceutical products in the European Union by Mattias Ganslandt( )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parallel imports are legitimately produced goods imported legally into a country without the authorization of a trademark, copyright, or patent holder. In the European Union, so long as a pharmaceutical manufacturer has placed a good on the market voluntarily, the principle of free movement of goods allows individuals or firms within the EU to trade goods across borders without the consent of the producer. What is the effect of these parallel imports?
Patent challenges for standard-setting in the global economy : lessons from information and communications technology by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 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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Intellectual property rights in the global economy
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Maskus, K. E. 1954-

Maskus, Keith

Maskus, Keith 1954-

Maskus, Keith E.

Maskus, Keith E. 1954-

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Intellectual property and development : lessons from recent economic researchInternational public goods and transfer of technology under a globalized intellectual property regimeQuantifying the impact of technical barriers to trade : can it be done?The WTO, intellectual property rights, and the knowledge economyQuiet pioneering : Robert M. Stern and his international economic legacyReforming U.S. patent policy : getting the incentives rightIntellectual property growth and trade