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


  • Paul Belleflamme
  • Tanguy van Ypersele


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.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rpvedb:rpve_454_0023

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    JEL classification:

    • 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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