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Gans, Joshua 1968-

Works: 212 works in 402 publications in 2 languages and 2,308 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Biography  Periodicals  Case studies  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Humor 
Roles: Editor, Honoree
Classifications: HB171.5, 330
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Principles of economics by N. Gregory Mankiw( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
"Showing the power of economic tools and the importance of economic ideas, this fourth edition of Principles of Microeconomics continues to focus on what is truly important for students to learn in their first microeconomics course. With an engaging approach to the study of the economy, the text returns to applications and policy questions as often as possible, encouraging students to relate economic theory to their own experiences. Designed particularly for students in Australia and New Zealand, the new edition incorporates contemporary topics such as global warming, outsourcing, work quality, poverty and immigration"--Provided by publisher
Publishing economics : analyses of the academic journal market in economics ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
"This collection tackles the issues confronting the up and coming economist. The authors include some of the subject's finest luminaries who offer friendly and invaluable advice as well as providing a more light-hearted look at the publication process. Some articles have become classics in their own right. They vary from an examination of seminal (and originally rejected) articles by leading economists to an analysis of why referees are not adequately paid. The tools of both economic theory and econometrics are applied to uncover some home truths and, as a result, these papers provide new insights into the nature of economic discourse."--BOOK JACKET
Parentonomics : an economist dad looks at parenting by Joshua Gans( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
"Incentives, Gans shows us, are as risky in parenting as in business. An older sister who is recruited to help toilet train her younger brother for a share in the reward given for each successful visit to the bathroom, for example, could give the trainee drinks of water to make the rewards more frequent. (Economics later offered another, better toilet training solution: outsourcing. For their third child, Gans and his wife put it in the hands of professionals - the day care providers.)."
Principles of economics by Joshua Gans( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
CD-ROM contains Testbank ExamView® Assessment Suite v.6.2, Art work Instructor's manual & Powerpoint® slides
Finishing the job : real-world policy solutions in health, housing, education and transport by Joshua Gans( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Medicare and hospital costs, housing, education and transport are the big issues of the day for many Australians. In this book, the authors outline a new approach to the major economic issues facing all Australians consumers and suggest more logical roles for government expenditure and intervention
When does start-up innovation spur the gale of creative destruction? by Joshua Gans( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
This paper examines the determinants of commercialisation strategy for start-up innovators. The authors examine whether the returns on innovation are earned through product market competition versus cooperation with established firms (through licensing, alliances or acquisition). The authors' hypotheses are that the relative returns to cooperation are increasing in (a) control over intellectual property rights, (b) low transaction costs, and (c) sunk costs associated with product market entry. Using a novel dataset of the commercialisation strategies of start-up innovators, the results suggest that the pro-competitive impact of start-up innovation - the gale of creative destruction - depends on imperfections in the market for ideas
When does funding research by smaller firms bear fruit? : evidence from the SBIR program by Joshua Gans( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
This paper evaluates whether the relative concentration of funding for small, research-oriented firms in a small number of high-tech industries is related to the differences across industries in the level of appropriability or capital constraints facing small firms. To do so, we exploit a novel test based on the relationship between industry-level private venture financing and the performance of government-subsidized R & D projects in those sectors. If the government funds projects on the margin (as it should under an optimal subsidy regime) and industries only differ in terms of the level of appropriability, then private funding and subsidized project performance are positively correlated. Conversely, if industries only differ in terms of the level of capital constraints, this correlation is negative. Our principal empirical result is that project-level performance is highest for those technologies that are in industrial segments that attract high rates of venture capital investment. This result suggests that industrial sectors differ in the degree of appropriability for research-oriented small businesses and that variation in the appropriability regime helps explain the concentrated nature of venture capital activity in the economy
Core economics for managers by Joshua Gans( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
The impact of uncertain intellectual property rights on the market for ideas evidence from patent grant delays by Joshua Gans( Computer File )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
This paper considers the impact of the intellectual property (IP) system on the timing of cooperation/licensing by start-up technology entrepreneurs. If the market for technology licenses is efficient, the timing of licensing is independent of whether IP has already been granted. In contrast, the need to disclosure complementary (yet unprotected) knowledge, asymmetric information, or search costs may retard efficient technology transfer. In these cases, reductions in uncertainty surrounding the scope and extent of IP rights may facilitate trade in the market for ideas. We employ a dataset combining information about cooperative licensing and the timing of patent allowances (the administrative event when patent rights are clarified). While pre-allowance licensing does occur, the hazard rate for achieving a cooperative licensing agreement significantly increases after patent allowance. Moreover, the impact of the patent system depends on the strategic and institutional environment in which firms operate. Patent allowance seems to play a particularly important role for technologies with longer technology lifecycles or that lack alternative mechanisms such as copyright, reputation, or brokers. The findings suggest that imperfections in the market for ideas may be important, and that formal IP rights may facilitate gains from technological trade
Why tie a product consumers do not use? by Dennis W Carlton( file )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
This paper provides a new explanation for tying that is not based on any of the standard explanations -- efficiency, price discrimination, and exclusion. Our analysis shows how a monopolist sometimes has an incentive to tie a complementary good to its monopolized good in order to transfer profits from a rival producer of the complementary product to the monopolist. This occurs even when consumers -- who have the option to use the monopolist's complementary good -- do not use it. The tie is profitable because it alters the subsequent pricing game between the monopolist and the rival in a manner favorable to the monopolist. We show that this form of tying is socially inefficient, but interestingly can arise only when the tie is socially efficient in the absence of the rival producer. We relate this inefficient form of tying to several actual examples and explore its antitrust implications
Funding scientific knowledge selection, disclosure and the public-private portfolio by Joshua Gans( file )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
This paper examines argues that while two distinct perspectives characterize the foundations of the public funding of research - filling a selection gap and solving a disclosure problem - in fact both the selection choices of public funders and their criteria for disclosure and commercialization shape the level and type of funding for research and the disclosures that arise as a consequence. In making our argument, we begin by reviewing project selection criteria and policies towards disclosure and commercialization (including patent rights) made by major funding organizations, noting the great variation between these institutions. We then provide a model of how selection criteria and funding conditions imposed by funders interact with the preferences of scientists to shape those projects that accept public funds and the overall level of openness in research. Our analysis reveals complex and unexpected relationships between public funding, private funding, and public disclosure of research. We show, for example, that funding choices made by public agencies can lead to unintended, paradoxical effects, providing short-term openness while stifling longer-term innovation. Implications for empirical evaluation and an agenda for future research are discussed
Principles of macroeconomics by Robin E Stonecash( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
"Showing the power of economic tools and the importance of economic ideas, this fourth edition of Principles of Macroeconomics continues to focus on what is truly important for students to learn in their first macroeconomics course"--Provided by publisher
The benefits and costs of copyright : an economic perspective : discussion paper prepared for the Centre for Copyright Studies Ltd. ( file )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
This paper was motivated by the concern about the economic issues in evaluating the efficacy of copyright law and finding an optimal balance between the interests of copyright owners, users and the public
Exploring tradeoffs in the organization of scientific work collaboration and scientific reward by Michaël Bikard( file )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
When do scientists and other knowledge workers organize into collaborative teams and why do they do so for some projects and not others? At the core of this important organizational choice is, we argue, a tradeoff between the productive efficiency of collaboration and the credit allocation that arises after the completion of collaborative work. In this paper, we explore this tradeoff by developing a model to structure our understanding of the factors shaping researcher collaborative choices in particular the implicit allocation of credit among participants in scientific projects. We then use the annual research activity of 661 faculty scientists at one institution over a 30-year period to explore the tradeoff between collaboration and reward at the individual faculty level and to infer critical parameters in the organization of scientific work
Fu mu jing ji xue : yong sai ju li lun jiao xiao hai, cong yang er yu nü xue jing ji = Parentonomics : an economist dad looks at parenting by Joshua Gans( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Bargaining Over Labor Do Patients Have Any Power? by Joshua Gans( file )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
We provide a new method of identifying the level of relative bargaining power in bilateral negotiations using exogenous variation in the degree of conflict between parties. Using daily births data, we study negotiations over birth timing. In doing so, we exploit the fact that fewer children are born on the "inauspicious" dates of February 29 and April 1; most likely, we argue, reflecting parental preferences. When these inauspicious dates abut a weekend, this creates a potential conflict between avoiding the inauspicious date (the parents' likely preference), and avoiding the weekend (the doctor's likely preference). Using daily births data, we estimate how often this conflict is resolved in favor of the physician. We show how this provides an estimate of how bargaining power is distributed between patients and physicians
Competing for public goods and private business by Joshua Gans( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Industrialisation policy and the big push by Joshua Gans( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
How Partisan is the Press? Multiple Measures of Media Slant by Joshua Gans( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
We employ several different approaches to estimate the political position of Australian media outlets, relative to federal parliamentarians. First, we use parliamentary mentions to code over 100 public intellectuals on a left-right scale. We then estimate slant by using the number of mentions that each public intellectual receives in each media outlet. Second, we have independent raters separately code front-page election stories and headlines. Third, we tabulate the number of electoral endorsements that newspapers give to each side of politics in federal elections. Overall, we find that the Australian media are quite centrist, with very few outlets being statistically distinguishable from the middle of Australian politics. It is possible that this is due to the lack of competition in the Australian media market. To the extent that we can separate content slant from editorial slant, we find some evidence that editors are more partisan than journalists
Inside the black box : a look at the container by Joshua Gans( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
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Gans, J. S. 1968-
Gans, Joshua
Gans, Joshua S.
Gans, Joshua S. 1968-
ガンズ, ジョシュア
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