This authoritative four-volume collection presents the most important published articles and papers on the economics of intellectual property – a subject that is of increasing interest to both economists and lawyers. Publication is timely in view of the growing interest in the relationship of innovation and knowledge to economic growth as well as the challenges to copyright being posed by the new electronic media. International in scope, this four-volume set will be an essential source of reference to both economists and lawyers concerned with the rapidly developing field of intellectual property.
Edited by Ruth Towse, Professor of Economics of Creative Industries, CIPPM, Bournemouth University and CREATe Fellow in Cultural Economics, University of Glasgow, UK and Rudi Holzhauer, Senior Lecturer in Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Publication Date: 2002 ISBN: 978 1 84064 351 0 Extent: 2,440 pp
By presenting a collection of a good number of the important articles that appeared in the periodical press over the last two decades in four handy volumes, the editors have done both economists and lawyers interested in intellectual property a valuable service.
Assafa Endeshaw, European Intellectual Property Review
The editors, Ruth Towse and Rudi Holzhauer, do an excellent job of selecting a mix of classic and current scholarship on the economics of intellectual property and copyright. They also add a lengthy introduction that provides an excellent overview of the area.
Benjamin J. Bates, The International Journal on Media Management
Intellectual Property rights are primarily a tool of economic policy and their objectives, scope and procedures have rightly attracted a wide range of economic analysis over the past quarter-century. This useful collection draws together many of the best-noted contributions to the debates. It will be a valuable source of reference for economists, lawyers, IP professionals and all involved in the vibrant policy-making of this field, whether their concerns are primarily with the developing or the developed world.
W.R. Cornish, University of Cambridge, UK