Distinguished Academic Fellow 2010-2011 and 2011-2012
Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences
Stern School of Business, New York University
Professor Arun Sundarajan’s research studies is on the economics of information technology, and focuses primarily on IT and corporate strategy, digital goods, piracy and digital rights management, network effects, reputation systems, how social networks affect economic outcomes, and how IT transforms industries. He has published or has papers forthcoming in journals that include Decision Support Systems, Economics Letters, Information Systems Research, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Management Information Systems, Management Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and Statistical Science. His research has won three Best Paper awards, and has been profiled by publications such as BusinessWeek, the Financial Times and the Tokyo Shimbun. His opinion pieces have appeared in BusinessToday, the Financial Times, the Economic Times, and SternBusiness.
Professor Sundararajan is an associate professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, an NEC Faculty Fellow, director of their IS PhD programme, and director of the IT economics track at their centre for digital economy research. He teaches MBA students about IT and corporate strategy, doctoral students about microeconomic theory and the economics of IT, and undergraduate students about calculus in business.
Professor Sundararajan is a Senior Editor at Information Systems Research and has served on the editorial boards of Management Science and MIS Quarterly as associate editor. He serves on the advisory board of SSRN’s ebusiness/ecommerce journal, and was the founding co-chair of the NYU summer workshop on the economics of IT. His past doctoral students hold academic positions at a number of leading institutions which include Dartmouth College, Tel-Aviv University, the University of Maryland, the University of Rochester, the University of Southern California, and the Wharton School. He has consulted on pricing and product strategy for firms that include E*Trade, Microsoft and Xerox Corporation.