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by David K. Levine,Michele Boldrin

Author: David K. Levine,Michele Boldrin
Subcategory: Business & Finance
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (January 25, 2010)
Pages: 306 pages
Category: Other
Rating: 4.2
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Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine.

Michele Boldrin, David K.

Michele Boldrin, University of Minnesota, David K. Levine, University of California, Los Angeles. This is an important and needed book

Michele Boldrin, University of Minnesota, David K. Publisher: Cambridge University Press. Online publication date: July 2009. This is an important and needed book. The case made by Boldrin and Levine against giving excessive monopoly rights to intellectual property is a convincing one. Monopoly in intellectual property impedes the development of useful knowledge. I think they make the case that granting these monopoly rights slows innovation. Edward C. Prescott - University of Minnesota.

One should bear a heavy burden of proof to enjoy a monopoly. Boldrin and Levine have dramatically increased that burden for those who enjoy intellectual monopoly. All economists, lawyers, judges, and policymakers should read this book. W. A. Brock, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Boldrin and Levine, highly respected economic theorists, have produced a lively and readable book for the intelligent layman.

Economic and Game Theory Against Intellectual Monopoly. by Michele Boldrin and David K. We show through theory and example that intellectual monopoly is not necessary for innovation and as a practical matter is damaging to growth, prosperity and liberty. Monopoly corrupts, absolute monopoly corrupts absolutely.

Michele Boldrin (b. August 20, 1956) is an Italian American economist, expert in economic growth, business . August 20, 1956) is an Italian American economist, expert in economic growth, business cycles, technological progress and intellectual property. He is currently the Joseph Gibson Hoyt Distinguished University Professor in Arts and Sciences and chair of the Department of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis. His two most recent books are Against Intellectual Monopoly, coauthored with David K. Levine (CUP, 2008) and Tremonti, istruzioni per il disuso, coauthored with Alberto Bisin, Sandro Brusco, Andrea Moro and Giulio Zanella (Ancora, 2010), in Italian.

Michele Boldrin is Joseph G. Hoyt Distinguished Professor of Economics in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St Louis.

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Michele Boldrin (Italian: ; 20 August 1956) is an Italian-born economist, expert in economic growth, business cycles, technological progress and intellectual property. He is currently the Joseph Gibson Hoyt Distinguished Professor. He is currently the Joseph Gibson Hoyt Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Along with his colleague and coauthor David Levine, he was part of the group of 200 economists publicly opposing the 2009 Stimulus bill

2 MICHELE BOLDRIN & DAVID K. LEVINE, AGAINST INTELLECTUAL MONOPOLY (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

2 MICHELE BOLDRIN & DAVID K. Discussion: The chapter begins with a look into the software industry, which began with virtually no intellectual property protection for their innovations.

"Intellectual property" - patents and copyrights - have become controversial. We witness teenagers being sued for "pirating" music - and we observe AIDS patients in Africa dying due to lack of ability to pay for drugs that are high priced to satisfy patent holders. Are patents and copyrights essential to thriving creation and innovation - do we need them so that we all may enjoy fine music and good health? Across time and space the resounding answer is: No. So-called intellectual property is in fact an "intellectual monopoly" that hinders rather than helps the competitive free market regime that has delivered wealth and innovation to our doorsteps. This book has broad coverage of both copyrights and patents and is designed for a general audience, focusing on simple examples. The authors conclude that the only sensible policy to follow is to eliminate the patents and copyright systems as they currently exist.