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Scientific and technological knowledge as a global public good: the role of the Internet and the Open Access policies

García-García, Pablo

Currently, a transition towards a knowledge economy is being completed. This paper delimits the fields of knowledge with an immediate economic relevance and confirms their global public good nature. This feature involves the existence of efficient provision problems, whose causes are analysed. Based on that analysis, some proposals to solve such provision problems are gathered, especially referred to the Internet and the Open Access policies.

JEL Classification: D83, H87, L86, O3.
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