The British Academy Conference on “Resolving Global Vaccine Inequity: Innovation, Capabilities and Governance” co-organized by SOAS and AIRNET

On April 11-12, 2024, SOAS University of London and the Academic-Industry Research Network, co-hosted the British Academy Conference on “Resolving Global Vaccine Inequity: Innovation, Capabilities and Governance” to gather biomedical and social scientists, public health practitioners, and policy makers to…

Experts: Negotiating Big Pharma’s Prices Won’t Stifle Innovation—They Don’t Use the Money to Innovate!

Lynn Parramore explains how physician-scientist Fred Ledley and economist William Lazonick debunked the arguments of “industry lobbyists vehemently oppose Medicare drug price negotiations”. Click HERE to read the article at www.ineteconomics.org.

Business Insider quotes and cites AIRnet research on Boeing’s stock buybacks.

Business Insider quotes and cites President of AIRnet Bill Lazonick’s INET-funded research on Boeing’s stock buybacks. The article is also cross-posted in MSN, Yahoo Finance, Business News, AOL, News Break, Star News, and Web Today.

What the UAW and Everyone Else Need to Know About CEO Pay

What is GM CEO Mary Barra’s take-home pay? AIRnet researchers Matt Hopkins and William Lazonick explains it’s more than you are being told! “In striking General Motors (GM), Ford, and Stellantis, the United Auto Workers (UAW) has put the spotlight…

Investing in Innovation

Confronting Predatory Value Extraction in the U.S. Corporation by William Lazonick Business corporations interact with household units and government agencies to make investments in productive capabilities required to generate innovative goods and services. When they work harmoniously, these three types…

Losing Out in Critical Technologies: Cisco Systems and Financialization

by Marie Carpenter and William Lazonick Once the global leader in telecommunication systems and the Internet, over the past two decades the United States has fallen behind global competitors, and in particular China, in mobile- communication infrastructure—specifically 5G and Internet…

Sick with “Shareholder Value”: US Pharma’s Financialized Business Model During the Pandemic

by William Lazonick and Öner Tulum On August 16, 2022, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which, among other things, enables Medicare to negotiate the prices of certain high-cost prescription drugs, beginning in 2026.[1] Even though it is just one…

From Financialisation to Innovation in UK Big Pharma

AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline by Öner Tulum, Antonio Andreoni and William Lazonick The tension between innovation and financialisation is central to the business corporation. Innovation entails a ‘retain-and-reinvest’ allocation regime that can form a foundation for stable and equitable economic growth….

International workshop series on the German system of co-determination organized by WZB, theAIRnet, and IGZA

Together with the Berlin Social Science Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung-WZB), the Academic-Industry Research Network (theAIRnet), and the Institute for the History and Future of Work (Institut für die Geschichte und Zukunft der Arbeit-IGZA) organized the German-American workshop series “The…