Research report 2015 - Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Governance and the Efficiency of Economic Systems
Harhoff, Dietmar; Stoll, Sebastian
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research
SummaryThe department “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research” participated in the Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 15 “Governance and the Efficiency of Economic Systems” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) focusing on the development of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) systems, notably patents and trademark rights. The research addressed the rapid changes in IPR systems and their implications on market structures. The research contribution lies in the theoretic economic analysis of IPR systems and empirical analysis of extensive data sets.