Joshua Gans

Joshua Gans is the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management and chief Economist of the university’s Creative Destruction Lab. In addition, he is a senior consultant with Charles River Associates in Toronto.

Before 2011, he was the Foundation Professor of Management (Information Economics) at the University of Melbourne Business School, and before that, he was at the University of New South Wales School of Economics.

In 2011, Joshua was a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research (New England). In 2012, he was appointed as a Research Associate of the NBER in the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. He is also 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, a research fellow at FinTech@Cornell Initiative, and a research affiliate at MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy.

He holds a PhD from Stanford University and an honors degree in economics from the University of Queensland.