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International Technology Transfer to Developing Countries

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Bridging the technology gap is an issue faced by most countries but in developing countries the issue is doubly critical; not only do they lag further behind relative to other countries but they face more stringent resource constraints.



Part one of this report identifies the role played by existing policy in trade, foreign direct investment and intellectual property rights in facilitating International Technology Transfer (ITT). Pertinent analysis of the major implications of the report is given.



The WTO Working Group on Trade and Technology Transfer was established with the aim of encouraging technology transfer to developing countries. Part Two of the report outlines the Group’s Findings for increasing flows of technology.



This title provides a thorough overview of the economics of ITT relevant to developing countries and will be invaluable as a reference tool for policy makers, trade officials and trade negotiators.

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Trade, Knowledge Spillovers and Growth

Traditional economic theory teaches that expansion in world trade yields efficiency gains by improving the global allocation of resources. The more interesting question is whether trade also yields dynamic efficiency gains by improving productivity growth in the world. To answer this question, it is natural to examine how trade affects technological change and global diffusion of new technologies.

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