PhD defence L.M. (Liam) Wells

Transatlantic Regulatory Divergence in Pharmaceuticals: Exploring economic and cultural explanations
Prof. dr. M.G. Faure
Prof. dr. E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko
Prof. dr. L. Franzoni
Thursday 30 May 2024, 13:00 - 14:30
PhD defence
Senate Hall
Erasmus Building
Campus Woudestein
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L.M. Wells will defend his dissertation on 30 May 2024, entitled: Transatlantic Regulatory Divergence in Pharmaceuticals: Exploring economic and cultural explanations.

Below is a brief summary of the dissertation:

The analysis delves into the regulatory divergence between the EU and the US in the pharmaceutical sector. Through law and economics, political science, and cultural theory perspectives, the study explores how collective preferences within each jurisdiction shape regulations. By identifying cultural orientations such as individualism in the US and hierarchy in the EU, the research suggests that underlying cultural factors play a significant role in regulatory decisions. Despite calls for regulatory harmonization, the recognition of legitimate differences in preferences due to cultural diversity emphasizes that uniformity may not always be the best solution, showcasing the importance of understanding cultural influences in shaping regulatory landscapes.

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The public defence will begin exactly at 13.00 hrs. The doors will be closed once the public defence starts, latecomers may be able to watch on the screen outside. There is no possibility of entrance during the first part of the ceremony. Due to the solemn nature of the ceremony, we recommend that you do not take children under the age of 6 to the first part of the ceremony.

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