Charu Gupta

Postdoctoral Scholar


Charu Gupta is a postdoctoral scholar at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. She is an applied microeconomist with research interests in the economics of innovation, firm strategy and health care. Gupta’s papers examine intellectual property institutions and their impacts; the supply and demand of innovation; and the nature and size of portfolio effects for multiproduct firms.

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Bottles of pills arranged to represent a bar graph showing the rising cost of medicine. Research Brief / Health Care

$52.6 Billion: Extra Cost to Consumers of Add-On Drug Patents

The figure is a subset, not covering huge expense of extended patents on high-priced biologics like Humira

Top view of colorful pills, tablets and capsules on light blue colored background. Research Brief / COVID-19

Who Wants to Repurpose Cheap Drugs?

Hint: Not the pharmaceutical companies that developed them