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Comment favoriser l'innovation dans le secteur pharmaceutique : brevets et/ou récompenses ?

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  • Paul Belleflamme
  • Tanguy van Ypersele

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Because the patent system is nowadays under criticisms, it is legitimate to question whether patents provide the best incentive mechanism for innovation. Wouldn’t it be preferable to base incentives on a reward system? This is the question addressed in this article, first in a general perspective and then, by considering the specific case of the pharmaceutical industry. JEL code – L51, L65, L88, 034.

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  • Paul Belleflamme & Tanguy van Ypersele, 2006. "Comment favoriser l'innovation dans le secteur pharmaceutique : brevets et/ou récompenses ?," Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(4), pages 23-35.
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    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • L65 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Chemicals; Rubber; Drugs; Biotechnology; Plastics
    • L88 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Government Policy

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