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Misfires Innovating Together for Better Markets

Misfires Innovating Together for Better Markets

The project, led by Prof Susi Geiger, refocuses the issues of market failures and market design from economic principles towards collaboration and participation. It takes a sociological angle to investigate problems and concerns in healthcare markets, such as overpricing, limited access to medicines and data privacy issues.

The project centrally asks how market failures in these markets are diagnosed and voiced, and how government bodies, medical and pharmaceutical industries, patient groups and other actors can work together to address these misfires.

The overall objective of the project is to guide new academic and policy thinking by establishing what research can do to make markets more inclusive and to open them up to the concerns of those who are let down by them. It strongly leverages ethnographic field methods, archival research, digital methodologies, and participatory research in a multiple case design.

MISFIRES started in August 2018 and was awarded a H2020 European Research Council Consolidator grant of €2m for 6 years.

https://misfires.ucd.ie/

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