International Convergence of Copyright Production

Jin-Hyuk Kim
2011 Review of Economics and Statistics  
The production of copyrighted materials varies widely across countries, and how it evolves over time has important policy implications. I propose a simple dynamic model of copyrights and the public domain, which predicts conditional convergence of per capita copyright production among countries. Using book and ...lm production data for the period 1975-1995, I test and con...rm the model's prediction that copyright poor countries tend to grow faster than copyright rich countries in terms of per
more » ... es in terms of per capita copyright production.
doi:10.1162/rest_a_00144 fatcat:rxqznarfaff2hpgvbwomsgmz5q