What is the economic potential of trade in ideas?
Azerbaijan, Chile, El Salvador, Kenya, Peru, South Africa and Uganda are participating in a forward-looking study to inform a development policy based on leveraging the human capital formation of developing nations through markets in patents (licensing). Surveys and workshops with inventors and policy makers from these countries are reported. The next steps to inform a national and international policy discussion will be presented, including an already started statistics framework study – a key to measure the impact of such a policy. The Foreign Office of the Kingdom of Sweden has funded the pilot and the statistics study. Introduction
- Xiaozhun Yi, Deputy Director-General, WTO
Presentation of Pilot Study
- Adj. Professor Eskil Ullberg, George Mason University and head of the Trade in Ideas Programme
Statistics framework study
- Andreas Maurer, Chief of International Trade Statistics Section, WTO
Chile Pilot Study
- Counsellor Martin Correa Finsterbusch, Permanent Mission of Chile to the WTO
El Salvador Pilot Study
- Ambassador Francisco Lima Mena, Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the WTO
Peru Pilot Study
- Minister Counsellor Cristóbal Melgar Pazos, Permanent Mission of Peru to the WTO
Uganda Pilot Study
- Ambassador Christopher Onyanga Aparr, Permanent Representative of Uganda to the WTO
Kenya Pilot Study
- Permanent Representative of Kenya to the WTO (tbc)
General discussion on follow-on projects
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