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Thursby, Jerry

Jerry Thursby

Ernest Scheller, Jr. Chair in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Commercialization

Academic Area(s):
Economics of Innovation
Econometrics and Statistics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD (1975)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, AB (1969)

Professor Jerry G. Thursby is a member of the strategic management faculty and holds the Ernest Scheller, Jr. Chair in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Commercialization. Prior to joining the College of Management in 2007 Professor Thursby was Goodrich C. White Professor of Economics and Chair, Department of Economics, at Emory University.

Professor Thursby has received several teaching awards and has published extensively in the areas of econometrics, international trade, and the commercialization of early stage technologies. He has a particular interest in the role of university science in national innovation systems. He has received research funding from the Alan and Mildred Peterson Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, National Bureau of Economic Research through the NBER Project on Industrial Technology and Productivity, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He currently serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Technology Transfer and is an associate editor of The Journal of Productivity Analysis.

Professor Thursby has held faculty appointments with Emory University, Purdue University, the University of Michigan, and Syracuse University.