Marc-André Gagnon, Carleton University

Assistant Professor Public Policy and Administration Ottawa, Ontario ma_gagnon@carleton.ca Office: (613) 520-2600 ext. 1690

Bio/Research

Part of my actual research analyzes the evolution of capital accumulation and income inequalities in the context of neoliberal restructuring and financialization. Another part of my research is focused on intellectual property and pharmaceutical policy. I analyze the dominant business models at w...

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Bio/Research

Part of my actual research analyzes the evolution of capital accumulation and income inequalities in the context of neoliberal restructuring and financialization. Another part of my research is focused on intellectual property and pharmaceutical policy. I analyze the dominant business models at work in the knowledge-based economy, innovation policies in Canada, corporate influence over scientific research and over doctors' prescribing habits, as well as comparative regimes of health insurance and Pharmacare.

From a more theoretical standpoint relating to economic thought, my research analyzes capital accumulation and corporate competition from an institutional economics approach. I analyze capital not in terms of productivity or as “means of production” but, instead, as any socio-political power increasing firms' earning-capacity. From this perspective, firms capitalize not only their productive capacity but also their capacities and their business network powers to influence laws, public policies, culture and socio-institutional settings in order to accrue monopolistic differential gains.

I am a Research Fellow with the Pharmaceutical Policy Research Collaboration. I hold a PhD in Political Science from York University and a Masters of Advanced Study in History of Economic Thought from Paris-1 Sorbonne and Ecole Normale Superieure de Fontenay/St-Cloud.



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