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Bhaven N. Sampat

Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)


Sampat’s research focuses on the economics and political economy of science and technology, primarily in the life sciences. His current projects examine:

  • The effects of the globalization of drug patent protection on innovation, prices, and access to medicines
  • The impact of the World War II research effort on the rate and direction of postwar science and innovation, and on the scientists involved
  • The role of the government in pharmaceutical innovation, and implications for public policy
  • The effects of federal indirect cost recovery policy on the biomedical research enterprise

Previously, he has also written on the political economy of the the NIH, the economic impact of public science, patent data as economic indicators, the economics of the patent system, pharmaceutical and life science patent policy, and university-industry technology transfer, among other topics.

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Sampat, Bhaven N. 2003. Recent Changes in Patent Policy and the Privatization of Knowledge: Causes, Consequences and Implications for Developing Countries. Vol. 1, Sec. 2, Knowledge Flows and Knowledge Collectives: Understanding the Role of Science and Technology Policies in Development. Center for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Columbia University.

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