Skip to main content

Property, Copyrights, and Economic Growth

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Economists have long noted the importance of clear laws and property rights to facilitate transactions and promote economic activity and growth. Intellectual property including copyrights is part of the fabric of property both in the United States and around the world. Empirical studies support the relationship between copyright industries and various measures of economic growth and economic freedom. Copyrights contribute to American economic growth and benefit the American consumer.

View PDF

Related Articles

The Current State of Retirement Security in the United States

Walter Russell Mead

Testimony of Walter Russell Mead before the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy...

View PDF

Trump Continues to Ignore Monetary Policy — And It Will Cost Him

Brendan Brown

We’re now three months into the new administration and more than a year on from the start of a powerful late-cycle monetary stimulus by the Federal Re...

Continue Reading

The Economic Value of Property Rights Concepts in Spectrum, Both With and Without Licenses

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

Licensed spectrum has enormous economic value in the United States, but spectrum without licenses has large and rapidly growing value....

View PDF