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Professor Santoro has published books about Wall Street, China and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Wall Street Values: Business Ethics and the Global Financial Crisis
Michael A. Santoro and Ronald J. Strauss (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

“The financial crisis has been examined from every angle except this one: the ethical lapses that led up to it. Time spent reading this highly original book is time well spent. It will make you think.”  Prof. Alan Blinder, Princeton University

China 2020: How Western Business Can–and Should–Influence Social and Political Change in the Coming Decade (Cornell University Press, 2009)

“In this great book, Michael A Santoro adds in significant and important ways to the dialogue over the economic reforms in China and how these reforms give rise to many complexities in the areas of politics and human rights.”  Doug Guthrie, Stern School of Business, New York University

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Profits and Principles: Global Capitalism and Human  Rights in China (Cornell University Press, 2000)

“To anyone looking for reasoned discussion instead of rhetorical posturing, Profits and Principles is a fine place to start.  His solidly grounded analysis deserves a wide audience.” Barry Gewen, New York Times Book Review

“Santoro combines rigorous economic analysis with sharp moral reasoning.” Lucien Pye, Foreign Affairs

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Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry, Michael A. Santoro and Thomas M. Gorrie, Editors (Cambridge University Press 2005)
“Santoro and Gorrie’s book tackles one of the most controversial issues affecting our society ‘healthcare: an economic commodity or basic human right?’ At the heart of this debate is the role of the pharmaceutical industry. The book highlights effectively the opposing forces underlying the tension between the need for financial incentive for drug discovery and the global need for affordable medicines. It succeeds in providing provocative yet balanced perspectives from leaders of industry, government, ethics, business and healthcare. This book is a must read.”  Dr. Victor J. Dzau, President and Chief Executive Officer, Duke University Health System and Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University Medical Center

“For intelligent debate on the crisis of confidence in Big Pharma, this volume is unsurpassed. Santoro and Gorrie have assembled an impressive array of voices to tackle contentious issues plaguing the industry, from physician professionalism and research integrity to drug pricing, direct-to-consumer advertising, and intellectual property rights. Combining rigorous analysis with provocative proposals for change, this timely volume should be prescribed reading for industry leaders, policy-makers, and citizens alike.”  Lynn S. Paine, John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

“This book provides thoughtful dialogue from diverse viewpoints on some of the most significant issues in health care — we need this kind of meaningful dialogue to happen more often.”  Tommy G. Thompson, Former Secretary of Health and Human Services and Former Governor of Wisconsin

“Michael Santoro and Thomas Gorrie have compiled a series of essays that provide a fair, balanced, and insightful examination of an increasingly troubled relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and society.”  Henry Thomas Stelfox, Journal of the American Medical Association

“Santoro and Gorrie have woven together a rich collection of perspectives in Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry, with contributors ranging from activists and academicians to regulators and representatives from the industry.”  Jeremy Sugarman, Johns Hopkins University, The New England Journal of Medicine

“Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry is a timely and thoughtful addition to the growing literature on this controversial subject…I highly recommend this collection of essays as a beginning of a pathway for all parties involved in healthcare.”  Alan T. Kaell, Pharmacy and Therapeutics

“Suffice it to say the book has something in it for almost everyone interested in health care, ethics, and pharmaceuticals. You will learn something from some of the authors, while others will likely make you mad. But they all make you think.”  Merrill Matthews, Journal of the National Association for Business Economics

“Santoro, Gorrie and their contributors succeed in assembling a text that presents the key issues of business conduct for multinational pharmaceutical corporations, in a spirit of dialogue and respect for truly diverse perspectives.”  William Avery Hudson blog

“A timely and fair-minded overview of many drug-related issues.”  Future Survey