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Sustainable Bioeconomy Development in the Emerging BRICS+ and LMICs Healthcare Markets across the Global South

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioeconomy of Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 314

Special Issue Editors

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1. Department Global Health Economics & Policy, University of Kragujevac, 34000 Kragujevac, Serbia
2. Institute of Comparative Economic Studies, Hosei University, Tokyo 102-8160, Japan
Interests: global health; global burden of disease project; big data; health care financing & expenditures; evaluation of policy; programs and health system performance; organisation of health care markets; health economics; emerging markets
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School of Economics and Management, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China
Interests: fiscal policy; public health; sustainable development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Emerging BRICS and associated MINT/EM7 healthcare markets have remained the engine of real GDP growth worldwide for the majority of the past three decades. Thus, they continue to shape global demand for medical goods and services.

The challenges posed by the UN adopted Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should supposedly tackle the widespread poverty across dozens of LMICs countries in the Global South.

A sustainable bioeconomy might serve as a convenient example of how to develop new and innovative business models for the pharmaceutical, medical device, IT and food industries, particularly those based in South Asia, ASEAN and East Asian countries and Latin America.

Knowledge and analytical tools of health economics may be particularly useful in an era when accumulated demographic pressure increases global demand for food and energy. At the same time, there must be constraints to ensure that resources are replenished at the same pace they are being consumed. This challenge has been faced by legacy health economies for almost a century.

For this purpose, we welcome an array of contributions dealing with the applications of bioeconomy and sustainable development concepts to inequality in the access and affordability of sustainable education, health care, social and retirement policies and employment in bioeconomy sectors across  LMICs countries worldwide.

Prof. Dr. Mihajlo (Michael) Jakovljevic
Dr. Jin Hui
Guest Editors

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  • Global South
  • BRICS+
  • healthcare
  • sustainability
  • bioeconomy
  • pharmaceutical
  • industry
  • medical devices
  • education
  • social insurance
  • retirement
  • labor market
  • food production
  • LMICs
  • China
  • Japan

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