International Patent Protection and Trade: Transaction-Level Evidence

Dr. Daniele Moschella , Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

This paper investigates the extent to which international trade hinges onpatents. We analyze the export and patenting activities of the universe of French exporting firms over the period 2002–2011. The noticeable feature of our study is that we observe export and patenting activities worldwide and at the product level. We exploit how heterogeneity of patent coverageacross (and within) product-country relates to exports. We find a patent premium of at least 10 percent, which is mainly associated with a quantity effect. A modest price effect emerges in specific sectors, notably pharmaceuticals.

About the speaker

Daniele Moschella is Assistant Professor at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, at the Institute of Economics. He was educated at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, where he received a PhD in Economics. His research interests range from industrial dynamics, to international trade, to innovation and technology today and during the Industrial Revolution. His articles have been published in refereed international journals including Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Economic History, Small Business Economics, Cliometrica.

Date: 16 June 2020

Time: 15:00 - 16:00