Patricia M. Danzon

Patricia Danzon is the Celia Moh Professor Emeritus at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She received a B.A. from Oxford University, England, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. Professor Danzon is an internationally recognized expert in the economics of health care, the biopharmaceutical industry, and insurance. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a former Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She has served as a consultant to many governmental agencies, NGOs and private corporations in the US and internationally. Professor Danzon has been an Associate Editor of the American Economic Review, the Journal of Health Economics and the International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics. She has published widely in scholarly journals on a broad range of subjects related to health care, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, insurance, and the economics of law.

Why the FTC Should Consider Size in Drug Mergers

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