Steve Margolis is a Professor of Economics at North Carolina State University. At NC State he teaches Managerial Economics, Industrial Organization, and Microeconomics. Before coming to NC State he was a faculty member at the University of Western Ontario where he taught Urban Economics, Economic Analysis of Law, and Health Economics. He has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Michigan Business School and the Fuqua School of Business.
Professor Margolis’s research is in industrial organization and the economics of law. His best known research deals with the market processes that choose standards, networks, and technologies. This area, which is also known as network economics, has implications for strategy and public policy regarding a number of new technologies, including computer software and telecommunications. Professor Margolis and Stan Liebowitz of the University of Texas at Dallas are the authors of Winners, Losers and Microsoft: Competition and Antitrust in High Technology. That book deals with economic concepts that have been central to the continuing antitrust controversies in the software industry. The book attracted a great deal of attention during the Microsoft trial and has been the subject of discussions in The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Businessweek, Newsweek, The New York Times, Investors’ Business Daily and many other publications. Professor Margolis also writes and consults on the economics of intellectual property.
Professor Margolis has published papers in the Journal of Law and Economics, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and the Journal of Legal Studies, among others. He is listed in Who’s Who in Economics, which lists the 1200 leading economists in the world, selected on the basis of citations to their research. At NC State he has received awards for teaching, extension, and research. He is a member of NC State’s Academy of outstanding teachers.