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Joshua Gans joins CRA's Antitrust & Competition Practice

May 25, 2022
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CRA is pleased to announce the addition of Joshua Gans to the Antitrust & Competition Practice as a senior consultant.

Joshua Gans is a professor of strategic management and holder of the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, with a cross-appointment in the Department of Economics. Professor Gans is also Chief Economist of the University of Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab. Prior to 2011, he was the foundation Professor of Management (Information Economics) at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne.

Professor Gans specializes in innovation competition, intellectual property, licensing, utility regulation, vertical mergers, digital economics and recently in the economics of artificial intelligence and cryptocurrency. Professor Gans is a prolific author with an extensive publication record on the most topical technology and competition issues being currently debated in policy circles. He has testified in a wide range of regulatory and litigation matters before numerous bodies worldwide, including in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States.

Professor Gans’s research work 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, among other publications. He is also a widely published author, with 14 books and popular blogs with thousands of followers. Professor Gans serves as the Department Editor (Business Strategy) of Management Science and an associate editor at the Journal of Industrial Economics and is on the editorial boards of the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy; Economic Analysis and Policy; Games; and the Review of Network Economics.

Professor Gans holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and an honors degree in economics from the University of Queensland. In 2012, he was appointed as a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. Professor Gans is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, a Distinguished Fellow of the Luohan Academy, a Senior Academic Fellow at the e61 Institute, and a research affiliate at MIT’s Center for Digital Business.

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