Professor of Strategic Management
Department: Rotman School of Management
Colleges / Universities: University of Toronto
Joshua Gans is the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as well as Professor of Strategic Management, at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management. Previously he was a professor at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, and at the School of Economics, University of New South Wales.
Professor Gans holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and an honors degree in economics from the University of Queensland. He teaches introductory microeconomics, technology strategy, economics of organisations, incentives and contracts, and market design using game theory.
While his research interests are varied, Professor Gans 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, Professor Gans was awarded the Economic Society of Australia’s Young Economist Award. In 2008, he was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Australia. Details of his research activities can be found here.
On the consulting side, Professor Gans is managing director of CoRE Research. In the past, he has worked with several established consulting firms including London Economics, Frontier Economics and Charles River Associates. He has also been retained by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission where he worked on several abuse of market power cases (against Boral and Safeway) as well as on issues in telecommunications network competition. Overall his consulting experience covers energy (gas and electricity markets), telecommunications, financial services and banking, pharmaceuticals and rail transport.
B.Econ. University of Queensland
Ph.D. Stanford University