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Timothy Bresnahan

Timothy   Bresnahan
Professor (by courtesy), Economics
Timothy Bresnahan
Professor of Economics (by courtesy)
Landau Professor in Technology and the Economy, School of Humanities and Sciences
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
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Research Interests

  • Industrial organization economics, specifically the econometric measurement of market power and testing of models of imperfect competition and of entry
  • Economics of technology

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Princeton University, 1980
  • BA, Haverford College, 1975

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 1979


Journal Articles

Timothy Bresnahan. Handbook of Industrial Organization Vol. 2. Elsevier, 1990, Pages 1011-1057.

Working Papers

Service to the Profession

Associate Editor

  • Journal of Industrial Economics
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics
  • RAND Journal of Economics


  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences

In the Media

3 Academics Strut Stuff in Washington
San Jose Mercury News, January 2007
What Would You Do?
San Jose Mercury News, January 2007
San Jose Mercury News, November 20, 2002
Why the Microsoft Settlement Won't Work
IEEE Spectrum, October 2002
New York Times, July 29, 2001
Microsoft Is Wrong; It's That Simple
Los Angeles Times, March 27, 2001
Windows on the World
Boston Globe, January 2001
The Economist, October 9, 1999
Academic Warrior
San Jose Mercury News, January 1999
New York Times, 12 14, 1998
Bloomberg Businessweek, August 30, 1995