Jennifer Kao

Assistant Professor of Strategy


Jennifer Kao’s research interests lie in the economics of innovation and science, firm strategy and health care. Her work seeks to understand how information and regulation shape firms’ incentives to innovate. A recent project explores how publicly available scientific information shapes the rate, direction and profitability of innovation in the pharmaceutical industry. Other projects examine how drug approval regulation shapes firms’ market entry strategies.

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Aerial photo of university buildings and surrounding landscaping Research Brief / Health Care

Academic Medical Centers Resilient After Cuts

Following Medicare reimbursement rate changes, research actually increased

Image of a researcher working with equipment in a medical lab Research Brief / Health Care

How Publicly Funded Research Leads to Cancer Drug Trials

Pharmaceutical companies are better able to identify promising new applications for existing drugs