UCLA Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy

Program Objective: This program promotes teaching and research on issues related to pharmaceuticals and the pharmaceutical industry. It trains professionals seeking careers in the area, and supports the work of industry and government.

William S. Comanor

Associate Directors:
Stuart O. Schweitzer
Michael O. Intriligator

Telephone:  (310) 206-1641
Fax:  (310) 825-3317


Upcoming Schedule

All meetings are held in the Brentwood Room, 16-154 CHS on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM.  There will be dinner with the speaker at the UCLA Faculty Center following the Seminar.

January 7, 2016
Marvin Lieberman
Anderson School, UCLA
Title:      “Entrepreneurial Perspectives on Biotechnology”

January 21, 2016
Brad Shapiro
Booth School, University of Chicago
Title:    “The Economics of Physician Detailing of Pharmaceuticals”

February 4, 2016
Lee Branstetter
Carnegie Mellon University
Title:      "Starving (or Fattening) the Golden Goose?:  Generic Entry and the Incentives for Early Stage Pharmacuetical Innovation”

February 18, 2016
Marta Wosinska
Chief Economist, US Food and Drug Administration
Title:      “Sterile Injectable Drug Shortages and Contract Manufacturing”

March 3, 2016
Ginger Jin
University of Maryland
Title:      "Drug Quality and International Trade”



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