Talha Syed


Professor Syed’s current research focuses on patents and alternative innovation policies for pharmaceuticals, health care allocation and distribution, and normative legal theory. With co-author Terry Fisher, he is attempting to identify the most plausible package of reforms to patent protection, prizes, and regulatory incentive mechanisms for improving the social welfare associated with the production of new medications. Additionally, he has been exploring the normative foundations of health and innovation policy in a number of papers that examine both the opportunities and limits presented by “cost-effectiveness analysis” as a regulatory tool to supplement market or economic-efficiency measures of social welfare.