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Economists Must Be Careful in Their Use of IMPLAN to Analyze Public Interest Issues in Section 337 Cases

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July/August 2019
Robert Rogowsky and Jeffrey Klenk
ABA Landslide 11:6

Recent Section 337 cases before the International Trade Commission (ITC) have made use of an input-output model known as IMPLAN to measure the putative effects on the US economy that might result from banning the importation of infringing products. Applying such models in this context may provide misleading results, since they fail to account for how the US economy might dynamically respond in light of an order banning the importation of infringing products.

Robert Rogowsky and Jeffrey Klenk examine recent use of IMPLAN models in Section 337 cases and provide examples of potentially misleading results those models can generate.

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