Monday, August 19, 2019

Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law

I am pleased to announce that Edward Elgar Publishing will publish the two-volume Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law on August 30.  Volume 1, titled "Theory," is edited by Ben Depoorter and Peter Menell; Volume 2, titled "Analytical Methods," is edited by Menell, Depoorter, and David Schwartz.  John  Golden and I contributed a chapter titled "Remedies" (an earlier draft of which is available here) to volume 2.  

Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law

Here is a link to Elgar's webpage for the book, which includes the table of contents, and here is the book description:
Both law and economics and intellectual property law have expanded dramatically in tandem over recent decades. This field-defining two-volume Handbook, featuring the leading legal, empirical, and law and economics scholars studying intellectual property rights, provides wide-ranging and in-depth analysis both of the economic theory underpinning intellectual property law, and the use of analytical methods to study it. 
Volume 1 explores the the role that economic incentives play in promoting innovation and creativity. It also examines the analogy between intellectual property and tangible property, the economics of intellectual property institutions, and the interplay of intellectual property, development, and international trade.
Volume 2 explores analytical methods used to study intellectual property law. The chapters survey data sources, the use of patent citation data, patent valuation, empirical studies of intellectual property modalities (patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secrets) and institutions, the impacts of technological change on technology and content industries, the use of experimental methods, economic history research, political economy, and knowledge commons research.

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