John L. Turner

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

Terry College of Business

University of Georgia

(Ph.D., Economics, University of Virginia, 2002)

Curriculum Vitae (July 7, 2016)

My Google Scholar Page

UGA Economics Department

Research Interests:

Industrial organization, intellectual property, law and economics, mechanism design, time series analysis.


Journal of Industrial Economics, Associate Editor, 2016-.

International Journal of Industrial Organization, Associate Editor, 2016-.


"Local to Unity, Long-Horizon Forecasting Thresholds for Model Selection in the AR(1)," Journal of Forecasting 23, November 2004, pp. 513-539.

"How (Not) to Raise Money" (with Jacob Goeree , Emiel Maasland and Sander Onderstal ), Journal of Political Economy 113, August 2005, pp. 897-918.
(formerly "All-Pay-All Auctions").

"The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's Impact on Patent Litigation" (with Matthew Henry ), Journal of Legal Studies 35, January 2006, pp. 85-117.

"James Watt as Intellectual Monopolist: Comment on Boldrin and Levine" (with George Selgin ), International Economic Review 47, November 2006, pp. 1341-48.

"Efficient Dissolution of Partnerships and the Structure of Control" (with Emanuel Ornelas ), Games and Economic Behavior 60, July 2007, pp. 187-99.

"Trade Liberalization, Outsourcing and the Hold-Up Problem" (with Emanuel Ornelas ), Journal of International Economics 74, January 2008, pp. 225-41.

"The Economics of a Centralized Judiciary: Uniformity, Forum Shopping and the Federal Circuit" (with Scott Atkinson and Alan Marco ), Journal of Law and Economics 52, August 2009, pp. 411-43.

"Watt Again? Boldrin and Levine Still Exaggerate the Adverse Effect of Patents on the Progress of Steam Power" (with George Selgin ), Review of Law and Economics 5 : Iss. 3, Article 7, December 2009, 13 pages.

"Patent Damages and Spatial Competition" (with Matthew Henry ), Journal of Industrial Economics 58, June 2010, pp. 279-305 .

"Strong Steam, Weak Patents, or, the Myth of Watt's Innovation-Blocking Monopoly, Exploded" ( with George Selgin ), Journal of Law and Economics, November 2011, pp. 841-61.

"Protection and International Sourcing" (with Emanuel Ornelas), Economic Journal 122, March 2012, pp. 26-63.

"Dissolving (In)effective Partnerships," Social Choice and Welfare 41, July 2013, pp. 321-35.

"Do Three-Part Tariffs Improve Efficiency in Residential Broadband Networks?" (with Jacob Malone and Jon Williams), Telecommunications Policy 38, December 2014, 1035-45.

"Unbundling Ownership and Control (with Daniel Ferreira and Emanuel Ornelas ), Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 24, Spring 2015, 1-21.
(formerly "Ownership Structure and the Market for Corporate Control").

"Usage-Based Pricing and Demand for Residential Broadband" (with Aviv Nevo and Jon Williams), Econometrica 82, March 2016, 411-43.

"Across Five Eras: Patent Validity and Infringement Rates in United States Courts, 1929-2006" (with Matthew Henry), Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, forthcoming.
(formerly "Across Five Eras: Patent Enforcement in the United States 1929-2006.")

(Note: There are also some working paper versions on my SSRN page and my RePEc page. )

Working Papers Under Review:

"Patent Thickets, Trolls and Unproductive Entrepreneurship."

"Trends in Private Patent Costs and Rents for Publicly-Traded United States Firms" (with James Bessen, Peter Neuhausler and Jon Williams)
Online Appendix
(formerly "The Costs and Benefits of United States Patents").

"Off-Label Use of Pharmaceuticals: Trends and Drivers" (with David Bradford and Jon Williams).

"The Value of Entry and Deterrence in the US Pharmaceutical Industry" (with Ruben Jacobo-Rubio and Jon Williams).

Other Completed Working Papers:

Patent Royalties When Imitation is Costly" (with Fernando Leiva), 2012.

"Patent Litigation and the Geography of Knowledge Flows" (with Thomas P. McGahee), 2010.

"Switching Costs and the Timing of Merger-Induced Price Increases," 2009.

"In Defense of the Patent Friendly Court Hypothesis: Theory and Evidence," 2005.

"All-Pay-All Auctions" (with Jacob Goeree), 2002.

"Bayh-Dole to Festo: The New Economics of Patent Law," 2002.

External Grants:

"A Comprehensive Data Set of Published US Patent Litigation Decisions: 1929-2006," National Science Foundation SES-0751661, 2008-2011.

"Evidence on Knowledge Diffusion from Litigated Patents" Kauffman Foundation, "A Roadmap for an Entrepreneurial Economy" , 2009.

"The Performance of the United States Patent System," The Coalition for Patent Fairness, 2011-13.

"Collaborative Research: An Empirical Study of Broadband Internet Service" (with Aviv Nevo and Jonathan Williams), National Science Foundation SES-1324717, 2013-16.


The UGA Patent Litigation Datafile


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"Life without the courage for death is slavery. "

-Seneca, Letters to Lucilius

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