Neil Campbell


Neil CampbellNeil Campbell is an Associate Professor of Economics at Bond University, Australia. His areas of research include the economics of corruption, the economics of innovation and technological transfer, and the economics of trade liberalisation. Neil completed his first degree at the University of Tasmania. He did his graduate work at the Australian National University.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Does Weak Intellectual Property Rights Protection Deter Investment in R&D?

This article gives an example of an industry where process R&D is not deterred by a lack of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). We observe that the imitation driven by this lack of IPR acts as a source of competitive pressure on the technological leader who responds by increasing its process R&D. We also find that when IPR are introduced in that industry, firms switch from process to product innovation.

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