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Kristina Acri

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Kristina’s research analyzes the challenges of encouraging innovation and protecting intellectual property, with particular attention to these issues in the context of global health. Her work examines the difficulties of strengthening intellectual property rights protection in developing countries, specifically the problems related to pharmaceutical counterfeiting and the response of national governments and the pharmaceutical industry. Her recent publications have also addressed access to essential medicines, the impact of state abortion legislation on women’s use of contraception, economic forces shaping the financing, adoption and dissemination of green technology, the importance of distance to innovation diffusion over time, and the markets for jointly produced goods such as blood and blood products. Her current areas of interests also include compulsory licensing for drugs, secondary patenting in the biopharmaceutical industry, and the importance of data exclusivity and other intellectual property protections for biopharmaceuticals.