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Joshua Gans

Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto

Joshua Gans is an economist and Professor of Strategic Management holding the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Previously Joshua was the foundation Professor of Management (Information Economics) at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne. He had been at the Melbourne Business School since 1996. Prior to that he was at the School of Economics, University of New South Wales. At present, Joshua is a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research (New England).

Joshua holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and an honors degree in economics from the University of Queensland. At the Melbourne Business School he teaches MBA students in introductory microeconomics, technology strategy, economics of organisations, incentives and contracts, and market design using game theory. He has also co-authored (with Stephen King and Robin Stonecash) the Australasian edition of Greg Mankiw's Principles of Economics (published by Cengage), Core Economics for Managers (Cengage), Finishing the Job (MUP) and Parentonomics (New South/MIT Press).

While Joshua's research interests are varied he has developed specialities in the nature of technological competition and innovation, economic growth, publishing economics, industrial organisation and regulatory economics.

This has culminated in publications 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. Joshua 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.

In 2007, Joshua was awarded the Economic Society of Australia’s Young Economist Award. In 2008, Joshua was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Australia. Details of his research activities can be found at joshuagans.com.

Joshua's latest book, "Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence" (co-authored with Ajay Agrawal and Avi Goldfarb) was published in 2018 by Harvard Business Review Press.

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Politics

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View from The Hill: How the government's plan to oppose Hanson's motion became a vote to support it

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Pik Botha and Namibia: ambiguities and contradictions

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Science

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Technology

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