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Timothy Bresnahan

Landau Professor of Technology and the Economy, Emeritus, Stanford University

Timothy Bresnahan is Landau Professor of Technology and the Economy, Emeritus, at Stanford University and former Chair of the Department of Economics there. He was Director of the Center for Research in Employment and Economic Growth in the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Previously, he has served as Chief Economist of the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice and head of the Information Technology in Use research program and of the Stanford Computer Industry Project. His research interests lie in the economics of industry, especially of high-technology industry. Recently, he has been writing on the competition and the structure of the computer and software industries, on the impact of information technology on labor demand and income distribution, on the implications of entrepreneurship in high tech industries for growth and change, and on the founding of high tech clusters such as Silicon Valley.

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