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.

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

Selected Publications

“The Entrepreneur’s Idea and Outside Finance: Theory and Evidence about Entrepreneurial Roles,” with Troy J. Scott, European Economic Review, Vol. 86 (July 2016), pp. 118-130. 

“Standards and Innovation: US Public/Private Partnerships to Support Technology-based Economic Growth", with Troy J. Scott, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Vol. 24, No. 5 (2015), pp. 457-489.

“Innovation Rivalry: Theory and Empirics", with Troy J. Scott, Economia e Politica Industriale-Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, Vol. 41, No. 1 (2014), pp. 25-53.

“Public R&D Subsidies, Outside Private Support, and Employment Growth", with Albert N. Link, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Vol. 22, No. 6 (2013), pp. 537-550.

"Public Goods, Public Gains: Calculating the Social Benefits of Public R&D", with Albert N. Link (Oxford University Press, 2011).

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

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

"Market Structure and Technological Change", with William L. Baldwin, (Harwood Academic Publishers, 1987; Taylor & Francis eBooks, 2013).

“Multimarket Contact and Economic Performance", Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 64, No. 3 (1982) pp. 368-375.

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

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

“Private Investor Participation and Commercialization Rates for Government-Sponsored Research and Development: Would a Prediction Market Improve the Performance of the SBIR Programme?", with Albert N. Link, Economica, Vol. 76, No. 302 (2009) pp. 264-281.

“The National Cooperative Research and Production Act,” and “Multimarket Contact", in Issues in Competition Law and Policy, Vol. II, Wayne D. Collins, ed. (American Bar Association, 2008) pp. 1297-1317, 1553-1573.

“Universities as Research Partners", with Bronwyn H. Hall and Albert N. Link, Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 85, No. 2 (2003), pp. 485-491.

"Beyond Firm and Industry Effects on Profitability in Imperfect Markets", with George Pascoe, Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 68, No. 2 (1986), pp. 284-292.

"Firm Versus Industry Variability in R&D Intensity", in R&D, Patents, and Productivity, ed. Zvi Griliches, chapter 10, pp. 233-245 (Chicago:  University of Chicago Press for the National Bureau of Economic Research, 1984).

"Scale Economies in Research and Development: the Schumpeterian Hypothesis", with Meir G. Kohn, Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 30, No. 3 (1982), pp. 239-249.

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Works in progress

“Propensity to Patent and Firm Size for Small R&D-Intensive Firms”

“Commercial Complexity and Entrepreneurial Finance”