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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A blue and white sign in front of a building that reads: FDA U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration Research Brief / Health Care

FDA’s Breakthrough Program: Faster Drug OKs Without Sacrificing Safety

Dedicated FDA staff guide companies during design of clinical trials

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Mandated Disclosure of Clinical Trials Ignored — Especially for Competitive Drugs

Pharma companies less likely to disclose critical drug information than public institutions

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Academic Medical Centers Resilient After Cuts

Following Medicare reimbursement rate changes, research actually increased

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How Publicly Funded Research Leads to Cancer Drug Trials

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