Professor Jerry G. Thursby (Ph.D., Economics, University of North Carolina, 1975) is a member of the strategic management faculty of Georgia Institute of Technology and holds the Ernest Scheller, Jr. Chair in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Commercialization. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2007 Professor Thursby was the Goodrich C. White Professor of Economics and Chair, Department of Economics, at Emory University. Professor Thursby has also held faculty appointments with Syracuse University, Ohio State University, and Purdue University.Professor Thursby has published extensively in the areas of econometrics, international trade, and the commercialization of early stage technologies with a particular interest in the role of university science in national innovation systems. His work has appeared in American Economic Review, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Review of Economics and Statistics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Research Policy, Management Science and Science. He currently serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Technology Transfer and is an Associate Editor of The Journal of Productivity Analysis.