Professor and NEC Faculty Fellow - New York University's Stern School of Business

Arun Sundararajan is Professor and NEC Faculty Fellow at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He also heads the Social Cities Initiative at NYU’s Center for Urban Science+Progress, and is an affiliated faculty member at NYU’s Center for Data Science. Sundararajan’s research program studies the economics of information technology, how digital technologies transform business and society. Current topics include the governance of digital spaces, the collaborative economy, urbanization, digital institutions, contagion in networks, privacy strategy, pricing in digital markets and digital IP law. He has published in numerous scientific journals and has given more than 200 conference and invited presentations internationally. His research has been recognized by numerous awards and recently supported by organizations that include Microsoft, Google, IBM and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. His op-eds and expert commentary have appeared in TIME Magazine, the New Yorker, the New York Times, Wired, TechCrunch, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and Harvard Business Review, and on BBC News, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, Fox, NPR and PBS. He is one of the founders of the Workshop on Information in Networks. He holds degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and the University of Rochester. Follow him on Twitter @digitalarun


Publication :

Aral, S., L. Muchnik and A. Sundararajan, 2009. Distinguishing Influence Based Contagion from Homophily Driven Diffusion in Dynamic Networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences106, 21544-21549.

Oestreicher-Singer, G. and A. Sundararajan, 2012. The Visible Hand? Demand Effects of Recommendation Networks in Electronic Markets. Management Science 58, 1963-1981.

Radner, R. and A. Sundararajan, 2014. Dynamic Pricing of Network Goods with Boundedly Rational Consumers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, 99-104.

Rhue and Sundararajan, 2014. Digital Access, Political Networks and the Diffusion of Democracy. Social Networks 36, 40-53.

Sundararajan, A., 2012. Why the Government Doesn’t Need to Regulate the Sharing Economy. Wired Magazine



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