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- DescriptionThis book, first published in 2005, examines the evolution and impact of American intellectual property rights during the 'long nineteenth century'. The American experience is compared to Britain and France, countries whose institutions reflected their oligarchic origins. Instead, US patent and copyright institutions were carefully calibrated to 'promote the general welfare'. The United States created the first modern patent system and its politics were the most liberal in the world toward inventors. When markets expanded, these inventors contributed to the proliferation of new techlogies and improvements, many of which proved to be valuable both in ecomic and technical terms. American patent and copyright institutions t only furthered ecomic and techlogical progress but also provided a conduit for the creativity and achievements of disadvantaged groups.
- Author BiographyB. Zorina Khan is Professor of Economics at Bowdoin College. Her research focuses on the economic history of law, technology, and institutions. She has written articles for journals such as the Journal of Economic History and the American Economic Review. She is on the Editorial board of the Journal of Economic History and is a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
- Author(s)B. Zorina Khan
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication12/09/2005
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note9 line figures 3 halftones 37 tables
- Weight670 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine22 mm
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