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Gans, Joshua 1968-

Works: 249 works in 547 publications in 1 language and 4,583 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Biography  Periodicals  Case studies  Humor  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: HB171.5, 330
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Principles of microeconomics by N. Gregory Mankiw( Book )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 339 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 )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 303 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."--Jacket
Principles of economics by N. Gregory Mankiw( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Combining chapters from Principles of Microeconomics 3E and Principles of Macroeconomics 3E, this new third edition will provide students from Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia with a relevant and practical introduction to economics and how it is applied in the real world. Gans and Stephen King from Melbourne Uni
Parentonomics : an economist dad looks at parenting by Joshua Gans( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 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.)."
The disruption dilemma by Joshua Gans( Book )
8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
"Disruption" is a business buzzword that has gotten out of control. Today everything and everyone seem to be characterized as disruptive - or, if they aren't become so. In this book, Joshua Gans cuts through the chatter to focus on disruption in its initial use as a business term, identifying new ways to understand it and suggesting new tools to manage it. Almost twenty years ago Clayton Christensen popularized the term in his book The Innovator's Dilemma, writing of disruption as a set of risks that established firms face. Since then, few have closely examined his account. Gans does so in this book. He looks at companies that have proven resilient and those that have fallen, and explains why some companies have successfully managed disruption - Fujifilm and Canon, for example - while others like Blockbuster Video and Encyclopedia Britannica have not. Departing from the conventional wisdom, Gans identifies two kinds of disruption: demand-side, when successful firms focus on their main customers and underestimate market entrants with innovations that target niche demands; and supply-side, when firms focused on developing existing competencies become incapable of developing new ones. Gans describes the full range of actions business leaders can take to deal with each type of disruption, from "self-disrupting" independent internal units to tightly integrated product development. But therein lies the disruption dilemma: A firm cannot practice both independence and integration at once. Gans shows business leaders how to choose their strategy so their firms can deal with disruption while continuing to innovate. -- from dust jacket
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 88 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 )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 65 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 )
14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Abstract: 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 )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Specifically aimed at the management or MBA student covering the essentials but does so in ways that build on and reinforce the student's work experiences. Gone are unnecessary jargon from economics and strategy, all that remains is the core and that core can be taken with the student back into their studies abd commercial
The disruption dilemma by Joshua Gans( file )
5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
"Disruption" is a business buzzword that has gotten out of control. Today everything and everyone seem to be characterized as disruptive--or, if they aren't disruptive yet, it's only a matter of time before they become so. In this book, Joshua Gans cuts through the chatter to focus on disruption in its initial use as a business term, identifying new ways to understand it and suggesting new tools to manage it
The impact of uncertain intellectual property rights on the market for ideas : evidence from patent grant delays by Joshua Gans( Book )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 24 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( Book )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 20 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
Exploring tradeoffs in the organization of scientific work : collaboration and scientific reward by Michaël Bikard( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 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
Funding scientific knowledge : selection, disclosure and the public-private portfolio by Joshua Gans( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 6 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
The Impact of the Internet on Advertising Markets for News Media by Susan Athey( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
In this paper, we explore the hypothesis that an important force behind the collapse in advertising revenue experienced by newspapers over the past decade is the greater consumer switching facilitated by online consumption of news. We introduce a model of the market for advertising on news media outlets whereby news outlets are modeled as competing two-sided platforms bringing together heterogeneous, partially multi-homing consumers with advertisers with heterogeneous valuations for reaching consumers. A key feature of our model is that the multi-homing behavior of the advertisers is determined endogenously. The presence of switching consumers means that, in the absence of perfect technologies for tracking the ads seen by consumers, advertisers purchase wasted impressions: they reach the same consumer too many times. This has subtle effects on the equilibrium outcomes in the advertising market. One consequence is that multi-homing on the part of advertisers is heterogeneous: high-value advertisers multi-home, while low- value advertisers single-home. We characterize the impact of greater consumer switching on outlet profits as well as the impact of technologies that track consumers both within and across outlets on those profits. Somewhat surprisingly, superior tracking technologies may not always increase outlet profits, even when they increase efficiency. In extensions to the baseline model, we show that when outlets that show few or ineffective ads (e.g. blogs) attract readers from traditional outlets, the losses are at least partially offset by an increase in ad prices. Introducing a paywall does not just diminish readership, but it furthermore reduce advertising prices (and leads to increases in advertising prices on competing outlets)
Credit History the Changing Nature of Scientific Credit by Joshua Gans( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This paper considers the role of the allocation of scientific credit in determining the organization of science. We examine changes in that organization and the nature of credit allocation in the past half century. Our contribution is a formal model of that organizational choice that considers scientist decisions to integrate, collaborate or publish and how credit should be allocated to foster efficient outcomes
Remix rights and negotiations over the use of copy-protected works by Joshua Gans( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This paper examines an environment where original content can be remixed by follow-on creators. The modelling innovation is to assume that original content creators and remixers can negotiate over the 'amount' of original content that is used by the follow-on creator in the shadow of various rights regimes. The following results are demonstrated. First, traditional copyright protection where the original content creators can block any use of their content provides more incentives for content creators and also more remixing than no copyright protection. This is because that regime incentivises original content creators to consider the value of remixing and permit it in negotiations. Second, fair use can improve on traditional copyright protection in some instances by mitigating potential hold-up of follow-on creators by original content providers. Finally, remix rights can significantly avoid the need for any negotiations over use by granting those rights to follow-on innovators in return for a set compensation regime. However, while these rights are sometimes optimal when the returns to remixing are relatively low, standard copyright protection can afford more opportunities to engage in remixing when remixing returns are relatively high
Contracting Over the Disclosure of Scientific Knowledge Intellectual Property and Academic Publication by Joshua Gans( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This paper provides a theoretical investigation of the tension over knowledge disclosure between firms and their scientific employees. While empirical research suggests that scientists exhibit a 'taste for science, ' such open disclosures can limit a firm's competitive advantage. To explore how this tension is resolved we focus on the strategic interaction between researchers and firms bargaining over whether (and how) knowledge will be disclosed. We evaluate four disclosure strategies: secrecy, patenting, open science (scientific publication) and patent-paper pairs providing insights into the determinants of the disclosure strategy of a firm. We find that patents and publications are complementary instruments facilitating the disclosure of knowledge and, counter-intuitively, that stronger IP protection regimes are likely to drive openness by firms
Dynamic commercialization strategies for disruptive technologies evidence from the speech recognition industry by Matt Marx( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
When startup innovation involves a potentially disruptive technology - initially lagging in the predominant performance metric, but with a potentially favorable trajectory of improvement - incumbents may be wary of engaging in cooperative commercialization with the startup. While the prevailing theory of disruptive innovation suggests that this will lead to (exclusively) competitive commercialization and the eventual replacement of incumbents, we consider a dynamic strategy involving product market entry before switching to a cooperative commercialization strategy. Empirical evidence from the automated speech recognition industry from 1952-2010 confirms the main prediction of the model
Parentonomics : an economist dad's parenting experiences by Joshua Gans( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Every parent has to deal with a common set of issues. Whether it be getting children to eat healthy meals, encouraging toddlers to use the toilet, engage in socially acceptable play or simply to behave well in public, parents have to use what they have to get through the day. Parentonomics recounts how an economist dealt with parenting using the things he knew best: economics and incentives. It is a story of the trade-offs parents face and the limitations of using rewards to get the behaviour you might desire. In dealing with his three children, Joshua Gans, an economics professor uses every trick in the book. Sometimes he is successful, such as doing deals with babies to get them to sleep through the night. Other times, it is a tale of dramatic failure; like using treats to speed up toilet training. But each is a topic, parents will find familiar, thought-provoking and often fairly amusing."--Provided by publisher
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Gans, J. S. 1968-
Gans, Joshua
Gans, Joshua S.
Gans, Joshua S. 1968-
Joshua Gans Australian academic
갠즈, 조슈아
ガンズ, ジョシュア
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