ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Internet Search Engines and Two-sided Markets

Internet search engines provide a vital platform for various groups to interact and create value. On the one hand, they help users find answers to their search queries, and on the other, search engines monetise their free search services by selling advertisements to connect potential buyers with sellers. An exploration of the economics of search markets is presented along with a discussion about the economic literature on two (multi)-sided markets. There is also a discussion of issues with the developments in the antitrust case pertaining to Google in India.

Balancing Affordability and Availability in a Drug Patent Regime

India needs to find an optimal patenting regime that will safeguard incentives for innovation while simultaneously ensuring that medicines are available at reasonable prices.

Crocin or Paracetamol

As the Indian government contemplates enacting generic name-based prescriptions, it is important to understand the pros and cons of such regulation. This article points out various advantages associated with such changes in doctor behaviour, while pointing out potential issues with it. It argues that while the prices of older drugs might come down because of the new regulation, other issues pertaining to quality might arise.
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