Etienne Nouguez

Etienne Nouguez is a CNRS researcher at the Center for the Sociology of Organizations (CNRS РSciences Po Paris). At the crossroads of economic sociology and health sociology, his research focuses on health markets. These markets are approached as complex social organizations combining regulatory agencies, experts, pharmaceutical companies, health professionals and consumers. But they are also analyzed as spaces for valuation in which plural and potentially contradictory conceptions of the value of these products are articulated. After a PhD dissertation on the French markets for generic medicines, he studied the politics of medicines prices setting in France. His current research focuses on how European markets are formed for boundary products between food and drugs, with a particular focus on probiotics. He is also involved in a collective research  on the management of the Covid-19 pandemic by local public health authorities and infrastructures. Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches, these researches shed light on the different processes linking health, political and market values.

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