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Aidan Michael Hollis




Incentives for Global Health

Contact information

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-5861


Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy Economics, University of Toronto, 1996

M.A. Economics, University of Toronto, 1990

M.A. English Literature, University of Cambridge, 1985



Areas of Research

Pharmaceutical Markets, Electricity

My research has for many years focused mainly on pharmaceutical markets -- innovation, competition, pricing, and policy. I have particular interests in (a) access to medicines in lower-income countries, (b) innovation in antibiotics, (c) drugs for rare diseases, and (d) generic drug pricing policy.

I've also worked on electricity markets and on a historical microfinance institution in Ireland, the "loan funds". 

Recently I have been thinking a lot about the relationship between innovative technologies and climate change. 


Health Impact Fund

The Health Impact Fund is a proposed mechanism to support innovation and access to medicines for people in low- and lower middle-income countries. The Fund's development is being advanced through the US-base NGO Incentives for Global Health, of which I am President. 

Green Impact Fund for Transformation

The Green Impact Fund for Transformation is a new proposal exploring the opportunities to support transfer to developing countries of low-carbon technologies. 


  • Innovation Policy Prize, Office of Health Economics. 2022
  • Fellow, Global Justice Program, Yale University. 2021
  • Best article, IPAC Canada Editorial Award . 2020
  • Associate Professor, Status Only, University of Toronto, Faculty of Pharmacy. 2018