The International Property Rights Index

The International Property Rights Index (IPRI) is the first international comparative study that measures the significance of both physical and intellectual property rights and their protection for economic well-being.  The parent organization Property Rights Alliance, has initiated a series of IPRI studies for the Hernando de Soto Fellowship Program that will contribute to developing accurate and comprehensive measures regarding property rights (PR) on an international scale.

The International Property Rights Index will provide the public, researchers and policymakers, from across the globe, with a tool for comparative analysis and future research on global property rights. In order to incorporate and grasp the important aspects related to property rights protection, the Index focuses on three areas: Legal and Political Environment (LP), Physical Property Rights (PPR), and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). The current study analyzes data for 125 countries around the globe, representing ninety-seven percent of world GDP. Of great importance, the 2010 gauge incorporates data of PR protection from various sources, often directly obtained from expert surveys within the evaluated countries.

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2 thoughts on “The International Property Rights Index

  1. The International Property Rights Index (IPRI) has always been too important since when it was came into the scene, as it protects the well being of the prevailing economy. It refers to a set of distinctive creations of the mind for which property rights are recognized. IP should surely be credited for its immense contribution in economic development.

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