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Book Review - The Democratization of Invention Patents and Copyrights in American Economic Development, 1790-1920, by B. Zorina Khan

  • Central Bank Of Barbados
  • 21 Mar,2016
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Date: 3/21/2016
Author(s): Central Bank Of Barbados

"This influential book shows how the evolution of international law on intellectual property, which has been largely influenced by the US, serves to deny emerging market economies the very opportunities the US itself made use of, in support of that country's growth in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The self-interested strategies the US, Germany and Japan adopted in late 19th century would benefit today's emerging market economies, but nowadays the menu of choices is much more limited. American intellectual property institutions stimulated growth because they responded flexibly to economic and social circumstances, but policies in emerging market economies today are determined by advanced nations, with no such flexibility." - Dr. DeLisle Worrell.

Book Review by DeLisle Worrell-The Democratization of Invention Patents and Copyrights in American Economic Development, 1790-1920, by B. Zorina Khan