Knowledge governance, innovation and development

Vol. 30 No. 4 (2010)

Oct-Dec / 2010
Published October 1, 2010

How to Cite

Burlamaqui, Leonardo. 2010. “Knowledge Governance, Innovation and Development”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 30 (4):560-80.

Knowledge governance, innovation and development

Leonardo Burlamaqui
Program officer at the Ford Foundation (NY) and Associate Professor of Economics at the State University of Rio de Janeiro.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 30 No. 4 (2010), Oct-Dec / 2010, Pages 560-580


This paper aims to be a very preliminary effort to contribute to a better understanding of the interaction among innovation, competition and intellectual property policies from an evolutionary- developmental perspective. As such, it seeks to build a more coherent framework within which the discussions of both institution building and policy design for development can proceed. In order to accomplish that, the paper introduces the concept of “Knowledge Governance” as an alternative analytical and policy- oriented approach, and suggests that from a public policy/public interest perspective, and within an evolutionary framework, it is a better way to address the problems concerning the production, appropriability and diffusion of knowledge. In doing so, it also intends contribute to broaden the ongoing discussions on the “New Developmentalism”.

JEL Classification: G18; H44; O4; K21.

Keywords: globalization governance competition intellectual property antitrust