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Intellectual Property Rights and Economic Growth

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How do legal systems, law, and intellectual property rights affect economic potential? Come find out in this free talk at SMU.

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Intellectual property rights are all around us. But many of us don't realise its crucial link to economic prosperity.

What gives McDonald's the trademark right to its famous golden arches logo? Why must filmmakers pay J. K. Rowling millions of dollars to the rights of reproducing her Harry Potter characters? Should billion dollar pharmaceutical companies be patenting and restricting access to life-saving drugs?

We are pleased to bring back our IMAGINE Conference, which aims to explore big ideas that shape the future. This iteration, we are exploring the importance of Intellectual Property Rights and how this helps nations achieve prosperity in the world today.

Our events feature a high degree of academic and policy expertise, and we invite intellectually curious students, youth, media practitioners, graduate students, academics and policymakers to dialogue with us.

Our event will be at Singapore Management University on 22 October, 4.30pm, with the following agenda. We will be launching the 2019 International Property Rights Index (IPRI), discussing Singapore’s performance on this ranking, and how poorer developing nations can catch up.

Anyone interested in issues of third world poverty and economic empowerment will find this insightful!

Program

4.30pm. Welcome Remarks by Bryan Cheang, Founder of Adam Smith Center

4.35pm. Opening Address by Prof. Chandran Kukathas, Dean, School of Social Sciences and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Political Science at SMU

4.55pm. Launch of 2019 International Property Rights Index by Prof. Sary Levy-Carciente.

5.30pm. Break

5.45pm. "Singapore's Economic Challenges" by Prof Linda Low

6.15pm. "Why branding is important" by Bienvenido Oplas

6.30pm. Panel Discussion

7.00pm. End

Speakers

(1) Prof. Chandran Kukathas is Dean, School of Social Sciences and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Political Science at SMU. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Chair in Political Theory in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics. A renown political theorist, he is the author of "The Liberal Archipelago", which explores minority rights in the context of liberalism.

(2) Prof Sary Levy-Carciente is a Venezuelan economist with expertise in the field of financial macroeconomics. She holds a PhD in Development Studies, a Master in International Economics and a Professional Specialization in Administrative Sciences. She wrote her Ph.D. thesis on financial instability, developing a mathematical model showing how economic cycles allow irregular dynamics that eventually can lead to chaos. Mrs. Levy-Carciente is a full professor at Universidad Central de Venezuela, and during her academic career has held different positions: Dean of the Economics and Social Sciences Faculty 2008-2011; Research Coordinator of the Social and Economic Science Faculty, 2004-2008; Director of the Institute of Economic and Social Research, 2004-2008; Resource Promotion Vice-President at FonJUCV, 2007-2008; and chief of the Research Unit in International Affairs at the IIES-FACES-UCV.

(3) Prof Linda Low is a local political economist from Singapore University of Social Sciences, and who has written extensively on Singapore’s development policies and political economy. Her academic areas of specialisation include public sector economics and public policy; public enterprises and privatisation; social security and retirement, including ageing; health economics; human resources development and manpower policies; international trade and regionalism; international political economy; development economics and macroeconomic public policies related to economies in Asia Pacific, Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Beyond her academic interests, she has had extensive consulting and policy advisory experience in the Asian region.

(4) Mr Bienvenido Oplas, Jr. is the founder and President of Minimal Government Thinkers, a free market think tank in Manila. He is also a Fellow of South East Asia Network for Development (SEANET), a Kuala-Lumpur-based regional center advocating free trade, free mobility of people in the region.

About IPRI

The IPRI scores the underlying institutions of a strong property rights regime: the legal and political environment, physical property rights, and intellectual property rights. It is the world’s only index entirely dedicated to the measurement of intellectual and physical property rights. Covering 125 countries, the 2018 IPRI reports on the property rights systems affecting 98 percent of world Gross Domestic Product and 93 percent of the world’s population.

A tool for policymakers, business communities, and civic activists the IPRI highlights the essential role property rights play in creating a prosperous economy and a just society.

Significantly, the IPRI is based on the intellectual contributions of the renowned economist Hernando De Soto, who has been considered by TIME Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world, and who was deemed by Bill Clinton as “the world’s greatest living economist”.

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