Patents Rights and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Middle Income Countries

Ata ur Rehman, Sumara Usman, Atiya Hadi, Naqvi Hamad


This study investigates the association between patents rights and economic growth, in case of selected middleincome countries, using panel ARDL (auto regressive distributed lag) technique. Results under PMG and DFEestimator indicate that domestic patents contribute significantly to GDP of middle income only in short run,while MG estimator indicates that patents have no significant impact on economic growth both in short and longrun.Keywords—IPRs, Patents, Economic Growth, R&D.

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