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Timothy Bresnahan Biography

Timothy Bresnahan Bio

Timothy Bresnahan is Landau Professor of Technology and the Economy at Stanford University and Chair of the department of economics there. He is 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. His recent writings on these and other subjects and further contact information can be found at

Updated January 4, 2024