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Intelligence and Crime: A novel evidence for software piracy

Salahodjaev, Raufhon and Odilova, Shoirahon and Andrés, Antonio R. (2016): Intelligence and Crime: A novel evidence for software piracy.


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The aim of this paper is to test the hypothesis that software piracy rats are lower in more intelligent nations. Thus, we econometrically estimate the effect of national IQ on software piracy rates, using data for 102 nations for the year 2011. Our findings offer strong support for the assertion that intelligence is inversely related to the software piracy rates. After controlling for the potential effect of outlier nations in the sample, software piracy rate declines by about 5.3 percentage points if national IQ increases by 10 points.

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