Matt Hopkins


Matt Hopkins, PhD candidate at SOAS University of London, is also a senior researcher for the Academic-Industry Research Network, a 501(c)(3) non-profit research organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His PhD thesis is titled “Strategic Control and the Role of Executive Compensation in the Innovation or Financialization of Firms”. His research interests include the innovation process, executive compensation, the finance of innovation, government-business collaboration, and the global dynamics of industrial development. He has participated in a number of research projects supported by the Institute for New Economic thinking.

Matt holds a Master’s degree from the former Department of Regional Economic and Social Development at UMass Lowell, and was named the department’s graduate student of the year in 2010. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Economics and English from the University of Southern Maine.

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How “Maximizing Shareholder Value” Minimized the Strategic National Stockpile: The $5.3 Trillion Question for Pandemic Preparedness Raised by the Ventilator Fiasco

Paper Working Paper | | Jul 2020

The success of projects for pandemic preparedness and response depends on the strength of government-business collaborations.

4 Ways to Eradicate the Corporate Disease That is Worsening the Covid-19 Pandemic

Article | Mar 23, 2020

It’s time for business executives, employees, and taxpayers to come together to help get us out of the pandemic and create conditions for a sustainable and equitable future

Financialization of the U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry

Article | Dec 2, 2019

Pharmaceutical drugs are often a matter of life or death. It should be a prime objective of government policy to rid the industry of financialization.

US Pharma’s Financialized Business Model

Paper Working Paper Series | | Jul 2017

Price gouging in the US pharmaceutical drug industry goes back more than three decades.

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