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Joshua Gans is the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship and professor of strategic management at the Rotman School of Management. He is chief economist of the Creative Destruction Lab, department editor at Management Science, and co-founder of Core Economic Research. Gans has published numerous books on innovation, disruption, entrepreneurship, and pandemic economics. In addition to Prediction Machines and its sequel Power and Prediction, both of which he co-authored, his most recent books include The Pandemic Information Gap and The Pandemic Information Solution. He lives in Toronto. 

Award History

2023 Finalist

Balsillie Prize for Public Policy
for Power and Prediction: The Disruptive Economics of Artificial Intelligence

Jury Citation

“Artificial intelligence has long been heralded as a transformative technology, one that will upend entire industries and economies. However, achieving AI’s full potential requires a systemic rewiring of our economic and political infrastructure. In their latest book, Power and Prediction, Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb unpack the barriers throttling adoption of this technology and make a compelling case for a “system mindset,” one where policy makers must fundamentally retool systems and structures to truly accommodate the coming AI revolution.”

—2023 Balsillie Prize for Public Policy Jury (Samantha Nutt, Taki Sarantakis, and Scott Young)