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Michael Palmedo Professorial Lecturer Department of Economics

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(202) 274-4442 (Office)
WCL - Info Justice/Intel Prop
Capital - C205B
Tues. & Thurs., 10:00-12:00, C205E, Washington College of Law
Additional Positions at AU
Adjunct Instructor, Economics
PhD, Economics, American University
MA, International Affairs, AU School of International Service
BA, Economics, University of Mary Washington

Favorite Spot on Campus
SIS Atrium
Michael Palmedo studies the effects of changing to intellectual property laws on consumers and firms, as well as the impact of intellectual property rules in trade agreements.
He manages interdisciplinary research at AU Washington College of Law's Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, and has taught economics as an Adjunct Professor at the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of International Service online MAIR program.
For the Media
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Fall 2022

  • ECON-150 Economics for Business

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

"Unilateral Norm Setting Under Special 301." in Intellectual Property Law and Access to Medicines TRIPS Agreement, Health, and Pharmaceuticals. (Srividhya Ragavan, Amaka Vanni, eds.) Routeledge. 2021.

"Evaluating the Impact of Data Exclusivity on the Price per Kilogram of Pharmaceutical Imports." Boston University Global Development Policy Center Global Economic Governance Initiative. Working Paper no. 48. 2021.

“The Impact of Copyright Exceptions for Researchers on Scholarly Output.” Efil Journal of Economic Research, 2(6), Jul. 2019. 

"The User Rights Database: Measuring the Impact of Opening Copyright Exceptions." PIJIP Research Paper prepared for the Fifth Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest. Sep. 2018, with Sean Flynn.