Bhaven Sampat, PhD, is an economist by training, centrally interested in issues at the intersection of health policy and innovation policy. His current projects examine the political economy of the National Institutes of Health, the effects of patents on access to medicines in India, the interactions between patent laws and FDA regulation in the pharmaceutical industry, the determinants of patent quality in the U.S. patent system, and challenges to evidence--based medicine in contexts of rapid technological change. Dr.Sampat has also written extensively on the effects of university patenting and "entrepreneurship" on academic medicine, and is actively involved in policy debates related to these issues. From 2001 to 2003, Dr.Sampat was an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech, where he won the "Faculty Member of the Year" teaching award for academic years 2001-2 and 2002-3. From 2003-2005 he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan.
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Education & Training:
PhD, Columbia University, 2001
M Phil, Columbia University, 2000
MA, Columbia University, 1998
BA, Columbia University, 1996
Bhaven Sampat "What to Do About Bad Patents?" Regulation 2006
Bhaven Sampat "Patenting and US academic research in the 20th century" Research Policy 35 2006
David Mowery, Richard Nelson, Bhaven Sampat, Arvids Ziedonis "Ivory Tower and Industrial Innovation: University?Industry Technology Transfer Before and After Bayh-Dole" Stanford University Press Stanford 2004
Sampat, BN "Universities and Innovation" The Oxford Handbook on Innovation Ed. Fagerberg, J
Oxford University Press 2005
Bhaven Sampat "The Bayh?Dole Act and
University?Industry Technology Transfer: A Model for Other OECD
Governments?" Journal of Technology Transfer 30 2004
Bhaven Sampat "University Patenting: Shaping a New Government Patent Policy" Science, Technology, and Public Policy: The Next Generation of Research Ed. Guston, D
Sarewitz, D University of Wisconsin Press 2006
Sampat, B "Making Sense of Institutions as a Factor Shaping Economic Performance" Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 2001
Alexander Peterhansl "The Diffusion of Innovations: A Tale of Four Models" Industrial and Corporate Change 13 2003
Arvids Ziedonis "Changes in University Patent Quality After Bayh-Dole: A Re-examination"
Sampat, BN "Patenting and Licensing University Invetions: Lessons from the History of Research Corporation" Industrial and Corporate Change 2001