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Thursby, Marie

Marie Thursby

Executive Director, TI:GER®;
Hal and John Smith Chair in Entrepreneurship;
Regents' Professor

Academic Area(s):
Functional Area(s):
Economics of innovation
International R&D competition
Optimal license strategies
International economics and industrial organization
AB, cum laude, Mount Holyoke College
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Marie Thursby is a Professor of Strategy and Hal & John Smith Chair in the Georgia Tech’s College of Management and founding Director of the NSF-funded graduate program Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER) for which she received the Academy of Management’s Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award in 2006.

She is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has published over 80 articles on various topics including the economics of innovation, the role of universities in innovation systems, multinational R&D decisions, and how incentive systems created by government and other institutional policies affect inventive effort, as well as the disclosure and diffusion of scientific discoveries. Her work has been published in top-ranked peer-review journals such as Science and the American Economic Review, and she serves on the editorial board of a number of journals including Management Science, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Research Policy. She has received research funding from the Alan and Mildred Peterson Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation.

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TI:GER Website

Working Papers
Published Papers