Justin Johnson

Justin Johnson

  • Deane W. Malott Professor of Management

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Faculty Expertise

  • Antitrust
  • Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Strategy


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management



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Justin Johnson received his PhD in economics from MIT and is the Deane W. Malott Professor of Management at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. His primary fields of interest are industrial organization and antitrust. He is past editor at both the Journal of Industrial Economics and the International Journal of Industrial Organization, and is an associate editor at the RAND Journal of Economics.

Johnson uses tools from economics and game theory to better understand how firms can compete and succeed in challenging environments, and what strategies they adopt to either achieve or maintain dominance in markets. Much of his research is motivated by events and issues in high-tech markets, including work on online platforms, the agency model of pricing, retail price-parity restrictions, targeted advertising and online privacy, open source software, and the anticompetitive use of algorithms. Other work examines product line choices and pricing, retail competition and loss-leading, acqui-hiring, mergers, and more.

Johnson teaches Business Strategy to Executive MBA students. On four occasions he has received the EMBA Teaching Excellence Award, voted on by graduating EMBA students and awarded to one professor. In addition to his research, academic presentations, teaching, and executive development, Johnson discusses his research and its relevance to current matters of interest with governmental bodies and other parties around the world, including the US Department of Justice, the US Federal Trade Commission, the EU Directorate General for Competition, the European Commission, and the UK Competition Authority.

Recent Courses

  • NCCB 5090 - Business Strategy
  • NCCE 5090 - Business Strategy

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999
  • BA University of Florida, 1994