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Avi Goldfarb


    Avi Goldfarb

    Ellison Professor of Marketing

    Degrees: Phd, Northwestern University, 2002
    MA, Northwestern University, 1999
    BAH, Queen's University, 1997
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    Avi Goldfarb is the Ellison Professor of Marketing at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and coauthor of the book Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence. He is Chief Data Scientist at the Creative Destruction Lab, Senior Editor at Marketing Science, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research on the economics of technology has been discussed in White House reports, Congressional testimony, European Commission documents, the Economist, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, CBC Radio, National Public Radio, Forbes, Fortune, the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. He holds a PhD in economics of Northwestern University. Further details about his research can be found at


    Academic Positions

    2015-  Ellison Professor of Marketing; Rotman School of Management
    2012-  Professor of Marketing; Rotman School of Management
    2014-  Research Associate; National Bureau of Economic Research
    2008-2012  Associate Professor of Marketing; Rotman School of Management
    2002-2008  Assistant Professor of Marketing; Rotman School of Management

    Non-Academic Positions

    2015-  Chief Data Scientist;Creative Destruction Lab

    Selected Publications - Papers

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    Academic / Professional Service

    2016-  Senior Editor; Marketing Science
    2010-2015  Associate Editor; Management Science
    2012-2015  Associate Editor; Journal of Marketing Research
    2008-2015  Coeditor; Journal of Economics and Management Strategy

    Honors and Awards

    2017  Roger Martin Award for Excellence in Teaching; Rotman School of Management

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