James J. Anton is a Professor in the Economics Area at the Fuqua School of Business. He also has secondary appointments in the Department of Economics at Duke and at UNC. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and, prior to joining the Fuqua faculty in 1989, he served on the faculty at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Professor Anton's interests are in the area of applied microeconomic theory and industrial organization economics. His research focuses on issues involving information, incentives, contracting, and property rights in markets where strategic rivalry between firms is an important feature. He has published papers on innovation incentives and intellectual property rights, competitive pricing and sourcing, procurement contracts, auctions, incentive regulations, and antitrust issues.
Professor Anton has taught a variety of courses at Fuqua, including managerial economics, economic environment of the firm (macroeconomics), and competitive analysis, and he has taught in several degree programs at Fuqua. His teaching has been recognized on past occasions, including the Outstanding Professor Award from the Global Executive Classes of 2003 and of 2001.
Professor Anton's research has been published in a variety of economics journals, including The American Economic Review, The International Economic Review, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Review of Economic Studies, The RAND Journal of Economics, The Journal of Public Economics, and The Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, and also in law and policy journals. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Industrial Economics, as Associate Editor at Management Science, and is past Co-editor of The Journal of Economics and Management Strategy.
B.S. Economics and Math, Emory University, 1978
Ph.D. Economics, Stanford University, 1984