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Kristina Lybecker Named Senior Fellow at Fraser Institute

CC Economics and Business Associate Professor Kristina Lybecker has been named a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization based in Canada. The Fraser Institute publishes peer-reviewed research into critical economic and public policy issues, including taxation, government spending, health care, school performance, and trade.

Kristina Lybecker Named Senior Fellow at Fraser Institute

CC Economics and Business Associate Professor Kristina Lybecker has been named a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization based in Canada.

The Fraser Institute publishes peer-reviewed research into critical economic and public policy issues, including taxation, government spending, health care, school performance, and trade.

Lybecker’s research focuses largely on issues related to intellectual property rights protection, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical-related issues. Her recent publications include an evaluation of Canada’s intellectual property protection for pharmaceutical products based on international best practices, as well as examinations of alternatives to the existing patent system and the balance between pharmaceutical patent protection and access to essential medicines.

She has testified in more than a dozen U.S. states on the economics of pharmaceutical counterfeiting and at the recent Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations on the economics of access to medicine. Lybecker also has worked with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the OECD, and the World Bank on issues of innovation and international trade. She earned a B.A. from Macalester College and received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.