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Biography
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Academic Affiliation
Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto

Biography
Joshua Gans is a Professor of Strategic Management and the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He has been involved in antitrust regulatory and intellectual property consulting for twenty years.

Dr. Gans has submitted expert testimony in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand in a variety of matters ranging from antitrust harm to copyright negotiations to damages calculations. Recently, he was the chief economic expert witness to the Federal Trade Commission in its antitrust claim of exclusionary conduct and abuse of market power against Intel. He has also advised Microsoft on antitrust and patent royalty matters. His industry experience includes computing technology, electricity, gas, rail, and telecommunications.

Dr. Gans’ research focuses primarily on understanding the economic drivers of innovation and scientific progress, with a core interest in digital strategy and antitrust policy. He has published extensively on a wide array of topics, including the nature of technological competition and innovation, industrial organization, and regulatory economics. He recently authored an eBook, Information Wants to be Shared (Harvard Business Review Press), and has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Regulatory Economics. He serves as an associate editor of Management Science and the Journal of Industrial Economics and is on the editorial boards of the BE Journals of Economic Analysis and Policy, Economic Analysis and Policy, Games, and the Review of Network Economics.

Dr. Gans is the recipient of the Economic Society of Australia’s Young Economist Award, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (Australia), and a Research Associate of the NBER in the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. He was also the recipient (with Fiona Murray of MIT) of a grant for almost $1 million from the Sloan Foundation to explore the Economics of Knowledge Contribution and Distribution.

He previously was a Professor of Management (Information Economics) at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne and at the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales.

Article
An Empirical Approach To Reverse Payment Settlements
July 6, 2015
Published on Law360
Article
Some Economics of Private Digital Currency
May 2014
Joshua Gans and Hanna Halaburda
Published by NBER
Article
Collusion at the Extensive Margin
2014
Joshua Gans and Martin Byford
Published in the International Journal of Industrial Organization
Article
Most Favored Nation Clauses Moving Out of Favor
July 2013
Joshua Gans
Published in Competition Policy International
Article
Exit Deterrence
2013
Joshua Gans and Martin Byford
Published in the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy
Article
Entrepreneurial Commercialization Choices and the Interaction between IPR and Competition Policy
2013
Joshua Gans and Lars Persson
Published in Industrial and Corporate Change
Article
Innovation Incentives Under Transferable Fast-Track Regulatory Review
2013
Joshua Gans and David B. Ridley
Published in the Journal of Industrial Economics
Article
Mobile Application Pricing
January 23, 2011
Joshua Gans
Published in Information Economics and Policy
Article
Remedies for Tying in Computer Applications
2011
Joshua Gans
Published in the International Journal of Industrial Organization
Article
Price Signals in Two-Sided Markets
July 2010
Joshua Gans
Published in Competition Policy International
Book
Intel and Blocking Practices
2010
Joshua Gans, L. White, and John E. Kwoka, Jr.
Published in The Antitrust Revolution
Book
Economic Approaches to Understanding and Promoting Innovation
2010
Joshua Gans, L. Mann, and J. Chan
Published by Routledge
Article
A Bargaining Perspective on Strategic Outsourcing and Supply Competition
August 2008
Joshua Gans and Catherine de Fontenay
Published in Strategic Management Journal
Article
The Impact of Uncertain Intellectual Property Rights on the Market for Ideas: Evidence from Patent Grant Delays
2008
Joshua Gans, David Hsu, and Scott Stern
Published in Management Science
Article
Concentration-Based Merger Tests and Vertical Market Structure
November 2007
Joshua Gans
Published in the Journal of Law and Economics