Management consultancy Charles River Associates (CRA) has hired Joshua Gans, a professor at the University of Toronto, as a senior consultant based in Toronto.
Gans – a professor of strategic management and Jeffrey S. Skoll chair of technical innovation and entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management at U of T – will join CRA’s antitrust and competition economics practice.
“Professor Gans is a brilliant economist and eloquent communicator, making him a highly sought-after testifying expert,” said Margaret Sanderson, leader of CRA’s antitrust and competition economics practice. “His range of expertise is tremendous and highly relevant to today’s digital debates. I am thrilled to have Joshua choose CRA as his home for consulting staff support.”
Gans has more than 25 years of academic and consulting experience, specializing in innovation competition, intellectual property, licensing, utility regulation, vertical mergers, and digital economics. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Journal of Public Economics, among other academic journals. He is also the author of 14 books.
In his consulting work, Gans has testified in a range of regulatory and litigation matters across Australia, Canada, the US, and Europe.
Prior to joining U of T, Gans spent 15 years at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, where he was a professor of management.
Concurrent with his academic research and teaching, Gans spent seven years as an academic advisor at consulting firm The Brattle Group and 13 years at Core Research, a competition policy and regulatory consultancy he co-founded in 2000.
“We’re pleased to welcome Professor Gans to the CRA team,” said Paul Maleh, president and CEO of CRA. “He will contribute greatly to the economic knowledge and jurisdiction-specific expertise of our Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice, which supports clients around the world.”
Headquartered in Boston, CRA advises on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, as well as business strategy and performance-related issues. The firm has more than 800 professionals across offices in the Americas, Europe, and Australia.