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Joshua Gans

Academic Advisor
Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto
To contact Joshua Gans, please email Stephanie Schwartz at Stephanie.Schwartz@brattle.com or call +1.617.864.7900

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.

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.

Publications
Publication
Article
An Empirical Approach To Reverse Payment Settlements
July 06, 2015
Published on Law360
Article
Some Economics of Private Digital Currency
May 2014
Joshua Gans, Hanna Halaburda, and Joshua Gans
Published by NBER
Article
Collusion at the Extensive Margin
2014
Joshua Gans, Martin Byford, and Joshua Gans
Published in the International Journal of Industrial Organization
Article
Most Favored Nation Clauses Moving Out of Favor
July 2013
Joshua Gans and
Published in Competition Policy International
Article
Exit Deterrence
2013
Joshua Gans, Martin Byford, and Joshua Gans
Published in the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy
Article
Entrepreneurial Commercialization Choices and the Interaction between IPR and Competition Policy
2013
Joshua Gans, Lars Persson, and Joshua Gans
Published in Industrial and Corporate Change
Article
Innovation Incentives Under Transferable Fast-Track Regulatory Review
2013
Joshua Gans, David B. Ridley, and Joshua Gans
Published in the Journal of Industrial Economics
Article
Mobile Application Pricing
January 23, 2011
Joshua Gans and
Published in Information Economics and Policy
Article
Remedies for Tying in Computer Applications
2011
Joshua Gans and
Published in the International Journal of Industrial Organization
Article
Price Signals in Two-Sided Markets
July 2010
Joshua Gans and
Published in Competition Policy International
Book
Intel and Blocking Practices
2010
Joshua Gans, L. White, John E. Kwoka, Jr., Joshua Gans, John E. Kwoka, and Jr.
Published in The Antitrust Revolution
Book
Economic Approaches to Understanding and Promoting Innovation
2010
Joshua Gans, L. Mann, J. Chan, and Joshua Gans
Published by Routledge
Article
A Bargaining Perspective on Strategic Outsourcing and Supply Competition
August 2008
Joshua Gans, Catherine de Fontenay, and Joshua Gans
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, Scott Stern, and Joshua Gans
Published in Management Science
Article
Concentration-Based Merger Tests and Vertical Market Structure
November 2007
Joshua Gans and
Published in the Journal of Law and Economics
News & Events
April 11, 2018
Joshua Gans to Present on Pricing Algorithms and the Potential for Collusion at the ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting

Brattle Academic Advisor Joshua Gans will speak at the annual American Bar Association (ABA) Antitrust Section Spring Meeting, taking place April 11-13, 2018 in Washington, DC.

August 09, 2017
Academic Advisor Joshua Gans Featured in WSJ Article on the Economic Impacts of Artificial Intelligence

Academic Advisor Joshua Gans and economists Ajay Agrawal and Avi Goldfarb are featured in a recent WSJ article for their research in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

May 23, 2017
Brattle Economists Interview Joshua Gans on Interoperability and Disruption for the ABA’s Perspectives in Antitrust

In an interview published in the ABA's Perspectives in Antitrust, Brattle economists Michelle Cleary and Lisa Cameron discussed interoperability, disruption, and antitrust with Professor Joshua Gans.

May 03, 2017
Joshua Gans to Present at 47th Annual St. Gallen Symposium

Brattle Academic Advisor Joshua Gans will present during the 47th Annual St. Gallen Symposium, taking place May 3-5, 2017 in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

March 17, 2017
Joshua Gans to Participate in Hogan Lovells’ Law and Technology Webinar

Brattle Academic Advisor Joshua Gans will participate in the upcoming webinar hosted by Hogan Lovells, “Law & technology trends for 2017: key academics weigh in,” taking place on March 17th, 2017 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm EST.

February 04, 2017
Joshua Gans to Present During GCR Live 6th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum

Brattle Academic Advisor Joshua Gans will present during the upcoming Global Competition Review (GCR) Live 6th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum, taking place February 3-4, 2017 in Miami, FL.

July 05, 2016
Joshua Gans to Present on Hybrid Mergers at GCR Conference

Brattle Academic Advisor Joshua Gans will present at the upcoming Global Competition Review’s (GCR) 5th Annual Telecoms, Media & Technology conference taking place July 5, 2016 in London.

April 25, 2016
Joshua Gans Authors Article on Ford’s Approach to Addressing Disruptors in the Auto Industry

Brattle Academic Advisor Joshua Gans recently authored an article published in the Harvard Business Review discussing Ford Motor Company’s approach to addressing disruptive technology in the auto industry.

January 19, 2016
The Brattle Group Recognized as One of The World’s Top Firms For Competition Economics by Global Competition Review

The Brattle Group has been named one of the world’s top firms for competition economics by Global Competition Review (GCR). This is the ninth consecutive year that Brattle has been recognized in GCR’s annual “Economics 21,” an analysis of the world’s leading economic consulting firms.

January 19, 2016
Renée Duplantis and Joshua Gans to Present at Emerging Competition Issues Workshop

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis and Academic Advisor Joshua Gans will present at the upcoming Canadian Competition Bureau’s workshop “Emerging Competition Issues: Keeping Pace in a Changing World,” taking place January 19, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario.

December 02, 2015
Joshua Gans to Speak on Insurance Policies at Canadian Sharing Economy Symposium

Brattle academic advisor Joshua Gans will speak at the upcoming Canadian Sharing Economy Symposium, taking place December 2, 2015 in Ontario, Canada.

November 17, 2015
Brattle Academic Advisor Joshua Gans Publishes Article on Mergers and Innovation in Hogan Lovells’ Global Media and Communications Quarterly

Brattle academic advisor Joshua Gans recently published “Mergers and Disruptive Innovation” in the Autumn 2015 edition of Hogan Lovells’ Global Media and Communications Quarterly.

October 16, 2015
Brattle Economists Participate in Columbia Business School Centennial Colloquium Honoring Joseph Stiglitz

Brattle principal Michael Cragg and academic advisor Joshua Gans will participate in the conference “A Just Society,” honoring Nobel Laureate and Columbia University Professor Joseph Stiglitz, who is celebrating his 50th anniversary of teaching in the fields of economics and public policy.

October 01, 2015
Brattle Experts to Present at Canadian Bar Association Competition Law Fall Conference

Brattle experts will speak at the upcoming Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Competition Law Fall Conference, taking place October 1-2, 2015 in Ottawa, Canada.

July 07, 2015
Lisa Cameron and Joshua Gans Author Law360 Article on a New Model for Evaluating Reverse Payment Settlements

Brattle principal Dr. Lisa Cameron and academic advisor Professor Joshua Gans have co-authored an article for Law360 on how to quantify a branded pharmaceutical company’s beliefs about patent strength and expected patent life in reverse payment settlement cases.

June 25, 2015
Joshua Gans to Speak at the Sixth Annual Lear Conference on the Economics of Competition Law

Brattle academic advisor Joshua Gans will be a keynote speaker at the “6th Lear Conference on the Economics of Competition Law: Antitrust Economics 2.0,” taking place June 25-26, 2015 in Rome, Italy.

June 09, 2015
Joshua Gans to Participate in FTC Conference on the “Sharing” Economy

Brattle academic advisor Joshua Gans will present at the upcoming Federal Trade Commission (FTC) event, “The ‘Sharing’ Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators,” taking place June 9, 2015 in Washington, DC.

February 04, 2015
Leading Antitrust and Intellectual Property Expert Joshua Gans Affiliates With The Brattle Group

The Brattle Group has announced that Joshua Gans has joined the firm’s network of internationally renowned experts as an academic advisor.