Sacha Wunsch-Vincent

Sacha Wunsch-Vincent
World Intellectual Property Organization | WIPO · Economics and Statistics Division

Phd,. Master, International Economics

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Introduction
Sacha Wunsch-Vincent is Head of the Composite Indicator Research Section, Economics and Statistics Division and Co-Editor of the Global Innovation Index (GII) at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He joined WIPO as Senior Economist in 2010 to help set up WIPO’s economics work under the Chief Economist, including the World Intellectual Property Report and the GII. Before joining WIPO, he was an Economist and Co-Leader of the Innovation Strategy Project at the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology, and Industry. Prior to that, Sacha was the Swiss National Science Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (University of California, Berkeley) and the Peterson Institute for International Economics (Washington, D.C.). Sacha holds a Master of International Economic

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Global Innovation
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The informal economy represents a significant share of output and employment in many developing countries. Yet little is known about this hidden engine of innovation. This pioneering study addresses some crucial questions: •What is the role of the informal sector in economic development? •How does innovation occur in the informal economy? How does...
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China’s innovation performance. Global Innovation Index 2016
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http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/econ_stat/en/economics/pdf/wp9.pdf Technology and the Internet have triggered important changes to how creative works are created, accessed and how creators and copyright-based industries generate their revenues. In this chapter, we re-assess the economics of copyright in the light of these changes. After provi...
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Technological change has transformed the ways knowledge is developed and shared internationally. Accordingly, in the quarter-century since the WTO was established, and since its Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights came into force, both the knowledge dimension of trade and the functioning of the IP system have been rad...
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Universities and public research institutes play a key role in enabling the application of scientific breakthroughs and innovations in the marketplace. Many countries – developed and developing alike – have implemented national strategies to support the application or commercialization of knowledge produced by public research organizations. Univers...
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A common policy goal in both high- and middle- income countries is to increase the commercialization of research findings produced by the public research sector in order to support economic growth. This process involves the transfer of knowledge produced by public research organizations, including both universities and public research institutes, t...
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Policymakers increasingly seek to bolster the effectiveness of academicresearch in fostering innovation. Universities and public research institutes are encouraged to engage with industry partners and spur know-ledge transfer from academia to the private sector.One way of facilitating this knowledge transfer is by patenting researchoutputs from uni...
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Universities and public research institutes play a key role in enabling the application of scientific breakthroughs and innovations in the market- place or by government organizations. Their present and potential future contribution to the production and application of knowledge to innovation is undeniable. To further leverage this role, many count...
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Bis zum Ausbruch der gegenwärtigen Covid-19-Krise befand sich die weltweite Innovation im Höhenflug. Das zeigt der diesjährige Global Innovation Index (GII) der Weltorganisation für geistiges Eigentum (Wipo). Gemäss dem Bericht sind die durchschnittlichen Innovationsausgaben weltweit in den letzten zehn Jahren schneller gestiegen als das Bruttoinla...
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The phenomenon of global fragmented production and associated trade in intermediate products, including intangible assets, has changed how economists study globalization and how new public policies are shaped. Understanding cross-border flows of disembodied knowledge, often associated with intellectual property (IP), is essential for analyzing how...
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We analyze inventions in green energy technologies over the period 2005-2017. We use a novel dataset, making use of the IPC Green Inventory of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to analyze four broad categories of green energy technologies including alternative energy production technologies, energy conservation technologies, and g...
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Purpose This paper reviews options for measuring innovation in the informal sector and proposes an agenda for future work. Design/methodology/approach It starts with a review of surveys of innovation in the formal business sector, and related definitions, as sources of questions and definitions which could be applied to the informal sector. Then...
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Uganda’s innovation performance in recent years has consistently outpaced other low- income and Sub-Saharan African countries. Though encouraging, this nascent progress will benefit the broader Ugandan population if policy makers address specific constraints in the innovation systems of the critical agri-food sector, which is hampered by low produc...
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World Intellectual Property Report 2017 Smartphones are cellular telephones with an operating system that allows consumers to tap into increasingly rich mobile applications. They are produced by global value chains composed of a few handset manufacturers that draw on a large range of communications technology, component and software suppliers. This...
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The informal economy represents a significant share of output and employment in many developing countries. Yet little is known about this hidden engine of innovation. This pioneering study addresses some crucial questions, including: what is the role of the informal sector in economic development? How does innovation occur in the informal economy?...
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The informal economy represents a significant share of output and employment in many developing countries. Yet little is known about this hidden engine of innovation. This pioneering study addresses some crucial questions, including: what is the role of the informal sector in economic development? How does innovation occur in the informal economy?...
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The informal economy represents a significant share of output and employment in many developing countries. Yet little is known about this hidden engine of innovation. This pioneering study addresses some crucial questions, including: what is the role of the informal sector in economic development? How does innovation occur in the informal economy?...
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Preserving the innovation momentum in one of the most promising regions
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WIPO’s latest World Intellectual Property Report (WIPR) explores the role of IP at the nexus of innovation and economic growth, focusing on the impact of breakthrough innovations. Extraordinary technological breakthroughs over the last 300 years have touched almost every aspect of human activity and transformed the world’s economies. The 2015 repor...
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The role of innovation The case of India (Global Innovation Index 2016)
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The Global Innovation Index (GII) aims to capture the multi-dimensional facets of innovation and provide the tools that can assist in tailoring policies to promote long-term output growth, improved productivity, and job growth. The GII helps to create an environment in which innovation factors are continually evaluated. ABOUT US In 2016, the theme...
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Robotics technology and the increasing sophistication of artificial intelligence are breakthrough innovations with significant growth prospects. They have the potential to disrupt existing socio-economic facets of everyday life. Yet few studies have analysed the development of robotics innovation. This paper closes this gap by analysing current dev...
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As the single most important general purpose technology of recent times, the Internet is transforming the organization, competitive structure and business models of the private, the public and non-profit sectors. In 27 original chapters, leading authors discuss theoretical and applied frameworks for the study of the economics of the Internet and it...
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Semiconductor technology is at the origin of today’s digital economy. Its contribution to innovation, productivity and economic growth in the past four decades has been extensive. This paper analyzes how this breakthrough technology came about, how it diffused, and what role intellectual property (IP) played historically. The paper finds that the s...
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Innovation is firmly recognized as a central driver of economic growth and development. The Global Innovation Index (GII) aims to capture the multi-dimensional facets of innovation and provide the tools that can assist in tailoring policies to promote long-term output growth, improved productivity, and job growth. The GII helps to create an environ...
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Brands are ever more visible and central to the functioning of modern economies. Firms, institutions, government and non-governmental actors as part of civil society spend an ever-increasing amount on the right branding of their organization, and/or their products. The demand for trademarks has thus grown substantially. Mirroring this trend, "Marke...
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"Markets for brands" play an important economic role in today's global economy. Trademarks and brands can be purchased, franchised or licensed.The ability to use Markets for Brands allows companies to diversify their business, to access competences, and to generate new revenues. In recent years, firms in developed and emerging economies have been a...
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Wunsch-Vincent, S., Kashcheeva, M., & Zhou, H. (2015). International patenting by Chinese residents: Constructing a database of Chinese foreign-oriented patent families. China Economic Review, 36, 198-219. This paper analyzes Chinese patenting abroad by constructing a novel database of foreign-oriented patent families (1970-2012) and by distilling...
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The chapter assesses the list of innovation achievers and pillar outperformers over the period 2011–14 and identifies a select group of 11 innovation outperformer economies. The chapter stresses that, at the country level—especially in developing countries—the emphasis on fostering innovation has increased and national innovation policies and progr...
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This course explores the links between intellectual property and development. Learning Objectives 1) Understand the complex economic linkages between the protection of intellectual property rights, technology transfer and development 2) Appreciate the global distribution of intellectual property rights and related developments 3) Grasp the curre...
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The objective of the project is to have a better understanding of how innovation occurs in the informal economy in developing countries and how it can be fostered. The following five key research questions are being addressed: • What is the role of the informal sector in economic development? • How does innovation occur in the informal economy,...
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Innovation-driven growth is no longer the prerogative of rich countries. Instead, innovation is now firmly on the development agenda of many developing countries. Yet, innovation policies and the required measurement frameworks and outcomes will need to be adapted to the needs of poorer countries. One specificity of developing countries is indeed t...
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In terms of the number of its patent applications, in 2012 China has emerged as the country with the largest IP office in the world. The performance of the Chinese IP system is thus increasingly in the spotlight. While significant economic studies have been devoted to the rise of domestic patenting in China, hardly any study has focused on Chinese...
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This paper discusses the state of innovation in the Egyptian information technology sector (IT) and the corresponding role of intellectual property (IP). The Egyptian ICT sector is an important contributor to economic growth and employment. Having established itself as a leading supplier of ICT back office operation and services for multinational e...
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http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/econ_stat/en/economics/wipr/pdf/wipr_2013_chapter1.pdf Brands are an important aspect of everyday life. For companies, the reputation and image that brands convey can be an important source of competitive advantage. Yet, evidence on the economy-wide implications of branding is still limited. WIPO's World Intell...
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Brands are an important aspect of everyday life. For companies, the reputation and image that brands convey can be an important source of competitive advantage. Yet, evidence on the economy-wide implications of branding is still limited. WIPO's World Intellectual Property Report 2013 explores the role that brands play in today’s global marketplace...
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In this working paper, the authors connect concepts, definitions and data regarding the informal economy, innovation, and intellectual property in order to establish a framework for further qualitative and quantitative research and the improvement of public policies in respect of these issues. First, the authors review the literature defining the i...
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Intellectual Property (IP)-related disputes among companies in the high-technology industry have drawn significant attention to design in 2012. Frequently, these disputes focus on the infringement of patents and the underlying technological inventions.1 Yet some of the highest profile conflicts relating to smartphones and tablet computers have cent...
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The rapid development of the Internet as well as of other information and communication technology (ICT) has led to increased electronic cross-border delivery of services and digital products such as sound recordings, audiovisual works, video games, computer software and literary works. While regional trade agreements increasingly innovate as regar...
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WIPO's World Intellectual Property Report 2011 focuses on the Changing Face of Innovation. It describes key trends in the innovation landscape - including the increasingly open, international and collaborative character of the innovation process; the causes of the increased demand for IP rights; and the rising importance of technology markets. Agai...
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WIPO's World Intellectual Property Report 2011 focuses on the Changing Face of Innovation. It describes key trends in the innovation landscape - including the increasingly open, international and collaborative character of the innovation process; the causes of the increased demand for IP rights; and the rising importance of technology markets. Agai...
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The Economics and Statistics Division of WIPO designed a survey in June 2010 to better understand how users of the PCT system responded to the difficult economic conditions in 2009 and how they may respond to the incipient economic recovery in 2010. Survey questions addressed to PCT users required their assessment of: 1) Changes in their levels of...
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http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/intproperty/941/wipo_pub_941_2010.pdf The recent economic crisis will be remembered for its historic magnitude – in terms of the contraction of both global world output and international trade. While economic recovery has set in, the crisis has invariably affected patent, trademark and industrial design filing a...
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The economics of news production and distribution is in a state of radical change. After very profitable years, newspaper publishers in most OECD countries face declining advertising revenues and significant reductions in titles and circulation. About 20 out of 30 OECD countries face declining newspaper readership, which is now at its lowest among...
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This report is one of a series on digital broadband content prepared since 2005, focusing on changing value chains and developing business models and the implications for policy. The series is part of ongoing OECD analysis of the digital economy and information and communications policy. The report was drafted by Sacha Wunsch-Vincent and Graham Vic...
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This chapter provides an overview of recent developments in the provision, consumption, and dissemination of online news, business issues raised by the changing online news ecosystem, and future prospects for journalism in an online news environment. It is based on the OECD (2010) report The Evolution of News and the Internet, which provides a more...
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The OECD is developing a strategic response to the crisis focusing on two priority areas: finance, competition and governance; and restoring long-term growth. As part of this strategic response, the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) has analysed the likely impact of the downturn on the drivers of long term economic growth...
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The OECD is developing a strategic response to the crisis focusing on two priority areas: finance, competition and governance; and restoring long-term growth. As part of this strategic response, the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) has analysed the likely impact of the downturn on the drivers of long term economic growth...
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The ICT industry had a tough start to 2009, with almost all first quarter indicators declining, often very sharply. There are signs of recovery, with the rate of decline bottoming out and turning up in the most recent cyclical data (May/June 2009), with positive month-on-month growth for most countries, and inventories running down sharply. Perform...
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Broadband connects consumers, businesses and governments and are now therefore a vital instrument in ensuring the competitiveness of OECD countries. This report examines broadband developments and policies, and highlights challenges such as connecting users to fibre-based networks or coverage of rural areas. It also outlines emerging issues that ma...
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This paper reviews the progress in bilateral and multilateral trade agreements in securing liberaldigital trade, i.e. electronic cross-border trade flows of data, services and digital products. Thepaper’s purpose is to start thinking about what digital trade rules may be needed today and infifteen years from now. It focuses on the role of the multi...