Dr. Gagnon’s empirical research focuses on the political economy of the pharmaceutical sector: business models, innovation policies, corporate influence over medical practices, health and drug insurance regimes.
From a more theoretical standpoint, his research analyzes capital accumulation and corporate competition in terms of how firms capitalize not only their productive capacity but also their capacities and their business network powers to influence laws, public policies, culture and socio-institutional settings in order to accrue monopolistic differential gains.

Marc-André Gagnon

Marc-André Gagnon

Associate Professor

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Political economy;social and health policy; pharmaceutical policy; innovation policy; science and technology studies; history of economic thought


  • Public Commentary Award, Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University, 2015
  • Ethel Meade Award for Excellence in Healthcare Research, from Ontario Health Coalition, 2014
  • “Rising Star Award” from the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, 2010
  • Yumiko Iida Memorial PhD Prize for best dissertation in political science, 2010
  • Excellence Award by the Union of Lecturers at University of Montreal, 2008

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