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Never waste a crisis: pharmaceutical industrial policy in the UK post-Brexit

Grant number: 18/06997-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 15, 2018
Effective date (End): January 14, 2019
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Administration - Public Administration
Principal Investigator:Elize Massard da Fonseca
Grantee:Mariana Ramos Teixeira
Supervisor: Kenneth Shadlen
Host Institution: Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa (Insper). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of London, England  
Associated to the scholarship:18/02686-0 - Health industrial policy in comparative perspective, BP.IC


Government support for pharmaceutical industries lies at the heart of the tension between nations' commitment to economic liberalization while its elected officials are under pressure to respond to their constituencies. British pharmaceutical industries are one of the most innovative in the world; and Brexit, the referendum that determined the UK's withdrawal from the European Union (EU), has put the sector in a challenging position. By leaving the economic and regulatory obligations of the EU, the UK has regained authority over industrial aid strategies. In 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May launched an industrial policy focusing life sciences as one of the five key sectors of the economy that will receive special attention. Currently, its content is under public consultation. It is unclear which policies are likely to be adopted to this fundamental sector of the British economy (or which will be dismissed), and who will make them. Thus, it is important to examine what kinds of state activism in pharmaceutical regulation and industrial policy will protect local interest while still facilitating Britain's integration to international markets. The kind of life science industrial policies chosen during this period of crisis and the agents engaged in this process are crucial; choices they make now will shape possible policies in the years to come. The key aim of this short-term internship is to conduct an exploratory field research to investigate pharmaceutical industrial policies in the UK. Its results will inform our FAPESP project in Brazil and explore the possibility for a comparative study. (AU)

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DA FONSECA, ELIZE MASSARD; TEIXEIRA, MARIANA RAMOS; COSTA, NILSON DO ROSARIO. Building effective collaboration between health systems and the life sciences industry. DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE, v. 29, n. 7, . (18/06997-0, 15/18604-5)

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