Dr. Eduardo Urias

Research group(s):
5. Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainability Transitions
4. Governance and institutions
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation

Dr. Eduardo Urias is Research Fellow at UNU-MERIT since September 2014. He received his PhD in Economics and Policy Studies of Technical Change from UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University in October 2015. He has published in Research Policy, Social Science and Medicine, among others. He is currently working on access to medicines, sectorial innovation systems, and societal transitions. He was also awarded a research grant from the CAPES Foundation under the aegis of the Ministry of Education of Brazil (grant n. 1020-12-9). Eduardo has a Bachelor degree in Economics from São Paulo State University and a Masters degree in Scientific and Technological Policy from Campinas State University in Brazil. He is one of the co-founders of Elabora Consultoria, in São Paulo that provides studies and services to assess, design and implement innovation-based competitive strategies and public policies to promote innovation. Eduardo is a lecturer at the Athena Institute at VU Amsterdam, where he teaches Organisational Behaviour and supervise master students.

Selected publications by Eduardo Urias

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Urias, Eduardo & Shyama V. Ramani, 2020, Access to medicines after TRIPS: Is compulsory licensing an effective mechanism to lower drug prices? A review of the existing evidence, Journal of International Business Policy, Online: 1-18, DOI: 10.1057/s42214-020-00068-4, More information
Ramani, Shyama V. & Eduardo Urias, 2018, When access to drugs meets catch-up: Insights from the use of CL threats to improve access to ARV drugs in Brazil, Research Policy, 47(8): 1538-1552, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2018.05.008, More information
Urias, Eduardo, 2017, The contribution of the pharmaceutical industry to the health status of the developing world, International Business and Management, 33, DOI: 10.1108/S1876-066X20170000033003, More information
Ramani, Shyama V. , Ajay Thutupalli & Eduardo Urias, 2017, High-value hi-tech product introduction in emerging countries: The role and construction of legitimacy, Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, 20(2): 208-225, DOI: 10.1108/QMR-01-2017-0034, More information
Ramani, Shyama V. & Eduardo Urias, 2015, Access to critical medicines: When are compulsory licenses effective in price negotiations?, Social Science & Medicine, 135: 75-83, DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.04.023, More information

Book chapters
Urias, Eduardo, 2017, The Contribution of the Pharmaceutical Industry to the Health Status of the Developing World, in: Ghauri, P.N. , Fu, X. & Väätänen, J. (ed.), International Business & Management, Emerald Publishing Limited, UK

Research reports
Ramani, Shyama V. , Ajay Thutupalli, Eduardo Urias & Rushva Parihar, 2015, A refinement of framework model of interlinkages of MNEs in emerging countries for measuring their contribution towards MDGs, for "A Framework Model on MNE’s impact on global development challenges in emerging markets", Grant agreement no: 612889

Urias, Eduardo, 2015, Improving access to HIV/AIDS treatment in Brazil: When are compulsory licenses effective in price negotiations?, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information