Joshua Gans is the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. His research is in applied game theory looking at issues such as innovation, regulation, competition policy, environmental economics and public economics. This site contains links to his papers and writings.

 

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Recent

Markets for Scientific Attribution (with Fiona Murray), 2014

Remix Rights and Negotiations over the use of Copy-Protected Works, 2014

Permission to Exist (with Martin Byford), 2014.

The Impact of the Internet on Advertising Markets for News Media (with Susan Athey and Emilio Calvano)

“Some Economics of Private Digital Currencies,” (with Hanna Halaburda), Economics of Digitization: An Agenda, A. Goldfarb, S. Greenstein and C. Tucker (eds), NBER (forthcoming, 2014).

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Teaching Cases, Grants and Awards

Innovation

Working Papers

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Platforms & Media

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Bargaining & Theory of the Firm

Working Papers

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Industrial Organisation

 Working Papers

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Regulation

Working Papers

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Payment Systems

Demography

Economic Growth

Game Theory

  • “Engendering Change,” in W. Barnett et.al. (eds.), Commerce, Complexity and Evolution, Cambridge University Press: New York, 2000, Chapter 19, pp.390-414.
  • “Best Replies and Adaptive Learning,” Mathematical Social Sciences, Vol.30, No.3, 1995, pp.221-234.
  • “Evolutionary Selection of Beliefs,” Economics Letters, Vol.49, No.1, July, 1995, pp.13-17.
  • Comparative Statics Made Simple: An Introduction to Recent Advances,” Australian Economic Papers, June 1996, pp.81-93.

Publishing in Economics

Other Research

Presentations

2013

  • “Markets for Scientific Attribution,” Economics Dept Seminar, Berkeley, March 2013
  • “Will the Internet Destroy the News Media,” iSchool Special Lecture, Berkeley, March 2013 (Video)
  • “Information Wants to be Shared,” Annual Grafstein Lecture, University of Toronto Law School, March 2013
  • “Information Wants to be Shared,” Tools of Change for Publishing Conference, New York, February 2013
  • “Television Wants to be Shared,” BBC Seminar on Broadcasting, Oxford, January 2013 (Financial Times write-up).
  • “Consumer Tracking and Efficient Matching in Online Advertising Markets,” American Economic Association, San Diego, January 2013

2012

  • “MFNs and Platforms,” CRA Antitrust Conference, Brussels, December 2012
  • “Information Wants to be Shared,” Rotman Lecture Series, December 2012
  • “Measuring free and shared goods,” MIT Digital Roundtable, December 2012
  • “The Changing Nature of Scientific Credit,” Changing Frontier Pre-Conference, Cambridge, October 2012
  • “Why are we here?” NBER/Sloan Workshop on Open Scholarship, October 2012
  • “Thinking Strategically,” MBA Introduction Lecture, Rotman, August 2012
  • “Markets for Scientific Attribution,” Melbourne Business School, August 2012
  • “Markets for Scientific Attribution,” IO Workshop, Vancouver, July 2012
  • The Economics of Pure Digital Currencies,” NBER Pre-Conference on the Economics of Digitization: An Agenda, Chicago, June 2012
  • Alternative Models of Contribution,” Presentation to The Future World Heritage Digital Mathematics Library: Plans and Prospects, Washington DC, May 2012
  • “Jurisdictional Institutional Experimentation & Evolution,” Iceland Government IP Workshop, MIT, May 2012.
  • “Markets for Scientific Attribution,” MIT Organizational Economics Seminar, April 2012
  • “Information Wants to be Shared,” Center for Digital Business Workshop, MIT, April 2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

Australian Economic Policy

Innovation

Intellectual Property

Competition

Regulation

Broadband

Health

Housing

Other

Public Submissions

Innovation Policy

Competition Policy

Environmental Policy

Payment System Reform

Other