Medical Knowledge as a Global Public Goods for Health

Feb 1st 2003, Jayati Ghosh

A Global Public Goods for Health (GPGH) perspective is useful and important in the case of medical knowledge. The public good characteristics of knowledge mean that investment in knowledge cannot be left to the market or private agents alone because it would then be below socially desired levels and the direction also need not be socially optimal. This paper also outlines some of the issues and questions that could form part of a future research agenda covering medical knowledge as a GPGH.

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