Realizing institutions and regulations that foster economic growth is an essential asset for contemporary economies. This book investigates practices and options for steering individual and firm behaviour that prevents unacceptable externalities and boosts public interests. These multi-dimensional interactions are investigated in three areas; innovativeness, especially in terms of IP rights; food safety requirements and the impact on EU-competitiveness; and economic stability, particularly within the banking industry. The book provides complementary views and offers clear and relevant conclusions.
Students and researchers of regulatory affairs, IPR, industrial organization and political impact studies will find this book comprehensive and essential to their studies.
Edited by Emiel F.M. Wubben, Associate Professor in Strategic Management for the Management Studies Group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Contents: 1. Do Rules and Regulations Bind or Boost Economic Growth? Emiel F.M.Wubben PART I: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS 2. IPR Regulations in Need of Revision Piet Schalkwijk 3. Breeder's Rights and Patents: Competing IPR Systems that Mean to Stimulate Innovation Niels P. Louwaars and Hans J.M. Dons 4. The Role and Contribution of Intellectual Property Rights in the Process of Spillover of Knowledge, Knowledge Valorization and Regional Economic Development P.H. van Dongen PART II: GENERAL FOOD LAW 5. Food Legislation and Competitiveness in the EU Food Industry Jo H.M. Wijnands, Harry J. Bremmers, Bernd M.J. van der Meulen and Krijn J. Poppe 6. The EU Precautionary Principle Impacts Both Food Safety and Market Entry and Competitiveness Miguel Angel Recuerda Girela 7. Public Mandatory and Private Voluntary Standards: Challenge or Opportunity for Small-scale Farmers' Participation in Global Supply Chains? Margret Will PART III: BANKING 8. How to Reconcile Public Risks and Private Interests in the Banking Industry Marco van Hengel and Klaas Knot 9. The Use of Capital Requirements to Reconcile Social and Private Interests in the Banking Industry Maarten Gelderman 10. The Macroeconomics of the Credit Crisis: In Search of Externalities for Macro Prudential Supervision Frank A.G. den Butter Index