John Troy Scott

Professor of Economics

I pursue research in the areas of industrial organization and the economics of technological change. My work on the latter has been supported by numerous national and international agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. My published research in academic journals has spanned five different decades.

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A.B. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D. Harvard University

Selected Publications

"Bending the Arc of Innovation: Public Support of R&D in Small Entrepreneurial Firms" (with Albert N. Link, August 2013).

Employment Growth from Public Support of Innovation in Small Firms, with A N Link (W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2012).

Public Goods, Public Gains: Calculating the Social Benefits of Public RandD , with A N Link (Oxford University Press, 2011).

“Private Investor Participation and Commercialization Rates for Government-Sponsored Research and Development: Would a Predicition Market Improve the Performance of the SBIR Programme?,” with A N Link, Economica , 76:302 (2009) 264-281.

“Competition in Research and Development: A Theory for Contradictory Predictions,” Review of Industrial Organization , 34:2 (2009) 153-171.

“The National Cooperative Research and Production Act,” and “Multimarket Contact,” in Issues in Competition Law and Policy , W D Collins (ed.) 2 (2008) 1297-1317, 1553-1573.

Purposive Diversification and Economic Performance (Cambridge University Press, 1993 and 2005).

Multimarket Contact and Economic Performance, Review of Economics and Statistics, 64:3 (1982) 368-375.

Works in progress

“Competitive Pressure and R&D Investment”

“Public Infrastructure Technologies and Economic Performance”