Skip navigation

Joshua Gans

Joshua Gans is the father of three and Chair of Management at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne. He is the author of several economics textbooks and the 2007 recipient of Australia's Young Economist award.

Titles by This Author

An Economist Dad Looks at Parenting

Like any new parent, Joshua Gans felt joy mixed with anxiety upon the birth of his first child. Who was this blanket-swaddled small person and what did she want? Unlike most parents, however, Gans is an economist, and he began to apply the tools of his trade to raising his children. He saw his new life as one big economic management problem-- and if economics helped him think about parenting, parenting illuminated certain economic principles.