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Joshua Gans
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A month ago, the music group, Wu-Tang Clan decided to do something we 'economics of digitisation' folks have always dreamed about: they decided to make just one unit of their next album. The plan i...
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The new economics/politics/news website, Vox.com, launched a week ago. It is one of many independent ventures cropping up that are well financed and are attempting to give us the future of the news...
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As regular readers know, my co-blogger Erik Brynjolfsson has been in a continuing debate with Bob Gordon about what the next few decades are likely to bring technology-wise. There is no easy resolution of that debate as it ultimately depends on your view…
As regular readers know, my co-blogger Erik Brynjolfsson has been in a continuing debate with Bob Gordon about what the next few decades are likely to bring technology-wise. There is no easy resolu...
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Perhaps the most common ‘doom and gloom’ cry for businesses — especially Internet businesses — is that teenagers, who were once their main customers, are ‘leaving in droves.’ The great example of this is Facebook where it is often claimed that it will be…
Perhaps the most common ‘doom and gloom’ cry for businesses — especially Internet businesses — is that teenagers, who were once their main customers, are ‘leaving in droves.’ The great example of t...
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A month ago, the music group, Wu-Tang Clan decided to do something we ‘economics of digitisation’ folks have always dreamed about: they decided to make just one unit of their next album. The plan is for the album to first make a tour of festivals, museums…
A month ago, the music group, Wu-Tang Clan decided to do something we 'economics of digitisation' folks have always dreamed about: they decided to make just one unit of their next album. The plan i...
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Parentology = Parentonomics + Sociology - Economic Theory
What happens if you take Parentonomics , you substitute an economist for a sociologist, keep the Australian mother (without changing the first name), add empirical social science, subtract economic theory and lose one child? The answer is Parentology a book...
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In February, at the height of the Flappy Bird fad, a game called, Threes, was released in the app store. It had the addictive quality of Flappy Bird but it was not nearly so pointless and required, for want of a better word, ‘thought.’ It was also a…
In February, at the height of the Flappy Bird fad, a game called, Threes, was released in the app store. It had the addictive quality of Flappy Bird but it was not nearly so pointless and required,...
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I’m no tax expert, but it seems to me that the IRS ruling that digital currency will be treated like property rather than currency has widespread ramifications for those in the US. The reason is this. Capital gains on property are taxed at 15% while gains…
I'm no tax expert, but it seems to me that the IRS ruling that digital currency will be treated like property rather than currency has widespread ramifications for those in the US. The reason is th...
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Professor of Strategic Management
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  • University of Toronto
    Professor of Strategic Management, 2011 - present
  • Melbourne Business School
    Professor of Economics, 1996 - 2011
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Toronto, ON
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Brookline, MA, USA - Sydney, Australia - Brisbane, Australia - Stanford, CA
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Introduction

I hold the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management at the University Toronto. Prior to that I was the foundation Professor of Management (Information Economics) at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne (1996-2011). From 2009-2011, I was a visiting scholar at Harvard University and in 2011, visiting researcher at Microsoft Research.

I hold a Ph.D. from Stanford University and an honors degree in economics from the University of Queensland. At the Melbourne Business School I teach MBA students in introductory microeconomics, technology strategy, economics of organisations, incentives and contracts, and market design using game theory. I have 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). Most recently, I published an ebook, Information Wants to be Shared, with HBR Press.

While my research interests are varied I have 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. I serve as co-editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization. In 2007, Iwas awarded the Economic Society of Australia’s Young Economist Award. In 2008, I was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Australia. Details of my research activities can be found here.

On the consulting side, I am managing director of CoRE Research. In the past, I have worked with several established consulting firms including London Economics, Frontier Economics and Charles River Associates. I have also been retained by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission where I worked on several abuse of market power cases as well as on issues in telecommunications network competition. Overall my consulting experience covers energy (gas and electricity markets), telecommunications, financial services and banking, pharmaceuticals and rail transport.
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Married with 3 kids.
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  • Stanford University
    Economics, 1990 - 1995
  • University of Queensland
    Economics, 1986 - 1989
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