Parallel Problems: Applying Institutional Corruption Analysis of Congress to Big Pharma

18 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2013

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Gregg Fields

Harvard University - Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Date Written: July 14, 2013

Abstract

Dennis Thompson and Lawrence Lessig are leading thinkers in the realm of institutional corruption, the notion that inappropriate dependencies and conflicts of interest undercut the ethical foundations of institutions on which society relies. Both are particularly known for their work on institutional corruption as it affects government and politics. This essay examines the applicability of their writing to the private sector, particularly as it relates to vital and influential industries like pharmaceuticals.

Keywords: pharmaceutical, institutional corruption, lessig, ethics, Edmond J. Safra Center

JEL Classification: I18, L65, M14

Suggested Citation

Fields, Gregg, Parallel Problems: Applying Institutional Corruption Analysis of Congress to Big Pharma (July 14, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2293620 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2293620

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