The Intensity of Competition After Patent Expiry in Pharmaceuticals. A Cross-Country Analysis

Revue d'Economie Industrielle, Vol. 99, pp.107-132, 2002

Posted: 19 Nov 2007

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Fabio Pammolli

Polytechnic University of Milan - Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering; CERM Foundation

Luigi Orsenigo

Bocconi University - Department of Economics

Laura Magazzini

University of Verona

Abstract

This paper constitutes an attempt at investigating processes of dynamic competition in pharmaceuticals, with reference to the nature and intensity of price competition in relation to patent expiry.

We focus on what happens to drug prices and to the diffusion of multi-source products both before and after patent expiry, in relation to different regulatory regimes.

Keywords: Pharmaceutical industry, Price competition, Generic entry, Market regulation

Suggested Citation

Pammolli, Fabio and Orsenigo, Luigi and Magazzini, Laura, The Intensity of Competition After Patent Expiry in Pharmaceuticals. A Cross-Country Analysis. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1031073

Fabio Pammolli (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Milan - Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering ( email )

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Luigi Orsenigo

Bocconi University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Milan, 20136
Italy

Laura Magazzini

University of Verona ( email )

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Verona, 37129
Italy

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