Aidan Hollis

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  • Nancy T Gallini, Aidan Hollis, P Anderson, D Hughes, M Ireland, N Ronayne +4 others
  • 1999
Parallel imports are genuine products imported without the authorization of the trademark or copyright owner in a country. Authorized dealers have employed trademark and copyright law to exclude parallel imports using claims of infringement. Our assertion is that trademark and copyright laws are inappropriate for enforcing restrictions against parallel(More)
Synthetic biology (SynBio) has tremendous, transformative potential. Like other technologies, it can be used for good or ill. Currently, the structure of the allocation of potential benefits and risks is biased in favor of richer countries. The underlying problem is simple: most risks from SynBio are universal and affect both the rich and the poor with(More)
Any imperfections are of course our own. Abstract We examine the welfare effect of the presence of a single well-informed insurance firm in a competitive insurance market populated by uninformed firms. We show that the effect depends on the structure of the market. If competitive insurers rely on the standard self-selection mechanism of a menu of contracts,(More)
BACKGROUND Manufacturers justify the high prices for orphan drugs on the basis that the associated R&D costs must be spread over few patients. The proliferation of these drugs in the last three decades, combined with high prices commonly in excess of $100,000 per patient per year are placing a substantial strain on the budgets of drug plans in many(More)
Pharmaceuticals are not like ordinary goods, since consumers are quite unaware of options, and often don't pay, so that it not clear that prices reflect value in a meaningful sense. In these circumstances, the patent system doesn't work, because the monopoly reward is only poorly correlated with social value. If it were possible to determine social value, a(More)