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Henry G. Grabowski

Professor Emeritus of Economics
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097
800 Cedar Falls Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Professor Grabowski specializes in the investigation of economics in the pharmaceutical industry, government regulation of business, and the economics of innovation. His specific interests within these fields include intellectual property and generic competition issues, the effects of government policy actions, and the costs and returns to pharmaceutical R&D. He has over one hundred peer reviewed articles analyzing the economics of pharmaceuticals and also several books and monograph publications. Professor Grabowski has testified several times before Congress on the issues of FDA regulation, health care reform, drug innovation and generic competition and vaccine policies. He has received numerous awards and professional recognition including a special issue of essays published in his honor in 2011 in the International Journal of the Economics of Business. He also has served as an advisor to various government and business organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the Office of Technology Assessment, the Federal Trade Commission, and the General Accounting Office. The US Congress has recognized the significant role that a paper he published with Duke colleagues David Ridley and Jeff Moe had in the passage of legislation that incentivized development of new therapies for neglected diseases through the creation of priority review vouchers.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor Emeritus of Economics · 2009 - Present Economics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Director of the Program in Pharmaceutical and Health Economics · 2019 - Present Economics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Princeton University · 1967 Ph.D.
Princeton University · 1964 M.A.
Lehigh University · 1962 B.S.