Marc-André Gagnon

Marc-André Gagnon



Research Focus:
  • Health Services Policy/Pharmaceutical Policy
  • Other. Innovation Policy
  • Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University


Marc-André Gagnon is a political economist with Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration. He holds a PhD in Political Science from York University and a Master’s of Advanced Study in Economics from Paris-1 Sorbonne and École Normale Supérieure de Fontenay/St-Cloud. He did his post-doctoral training with the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy at McGill University’s Faculty of Law, and with the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.

His empirical research focuses mainly on the political economy of the pharmaceutical sector. He analyzes the dominant business models at work in the knowledge-based economy, innovation policies and intellectual property in Canada, corporate influence over scientific research and over doctors’ prescribing habits, as well as comparative regimes of health insurance and Pharmacare.