Selected recent scientific papers (back to top)
Information in Digital, Economic and Social Networks. Information Systems Research (in press)
Digital Access, Political Networks and the Diffusion of Democracy. Social Networks (in press)
Engineering Social Contagions: Optimal Network Seeding in the Presence of Homophily. Network Science (2013)
The Visible Hand? Demand Effects of Recommendation Networks in Electronic Markets. Management Science (2012)
Recommendation Networks and the Long Tail of Electronic Commerce. MIS Quarterly (2012)
Pricing Digital Goods: Discontinuous Costs and Shared Infrastructures. Information Systems Research (2011)
Electronic Markets, Search Costs and Firm Boundaries. Information Systems Research (2010)
Distinguishing Influence Based Contagion from Homophily Driven Diffusion in Dynamic Networks. PNAS (2009)
Selected recent op-eds (back to top)
With Graph Search, Its Facebook vs Facebook. Wired, March 2013
More Problems Ahead for Apple. CNBC, January 2013
From Zipcar to the Sharing Economy. Harvard Business Review, January 2013
Digital Social Visibility: How Facebook Gifts Change Our Choices. Wired, December 2012
All hail next-wave taxicab apps. NY Daily News, December 2012
Why the Government Doesn't Need to Regulate the Sharing Economy. Wired, October 2012
How Facebook Can Still Rule the Internet Economy. Bloomberg, September 2012
Selected recent press coverage (back to top)
Rentals that let you fly the coop. The New York Times, 10/27/2013.
When online upstarts rattle the playing field. Chicago Tribune, 10/13/2013.
'Sharing economy' is here to stay. Los Angeles Times, 9/27/2013.
California to regulate ride-sharing groups. Financial Times, 9/19/2013.
Barcode Nation. Foreign Policy, 9/19/2013.
Uber Alles. The New Yorker, 9/16/2013.
What the Sharing Economy Needs is a Little Less Democracy. Wired, 8/28/2013.
Startups want their fair share.Crain's New York Business, 8/25/2013.
Icahn's Plans for Apple Unlikely to Help. Yahoo Finance, 8/19/2013.
Study Now, Pay Later. The Village Voice, 8/7/2013.
Sharing economy moves mainstream. San Jose Mercury News, 8/6/2013.
5 More Reasons You'll Be Cutting Your Cable TV Cord. Yahoo Finance, 7/25/2013.
Caveat Sharer. TIME Magazine, 6/24/2013.
Selected recent media interviews (back to top)
With Generational Shifts, The New Sharing Economy Flourishes. National Public Radio, September 2013.
Disruptive business model. Minnesota Public Radio (The Daily Circuit), August 2013.
The Sharing Economy. National Public Radio (On Point), July 2013.
Airbnb: When law clashes with the 'share economy'. CBC Radio (The Current), May 2013.
Can a Used E-Book Market Survive the Legal Attacks. CNBC, May 2013.
Balancing Innovation and Regulation in the Sharing Economy. TechCrunch, December 2012.
Blackouts could hurt India's economy. CNN, August 2012.
Selected recent and upcoming speaking engagements (back to top)
Techonomy 2013, Tucson (November 2013)
Cyberposium 2013, Harvard Business School (November 2013)
Shared Use Mobility Summit, UC Berkeley (October 2013)
Federal Reserve, San Francisco (October 2013)
L2 Clinic: Digital Influence, New York City (September 2013) AOL on Tech
NYU Stern Launch, New York City (August 2013) YouTube
Microsoft Research, New York City (August 2013)
Center for Urban Science+Progress, New York City (July 2013)
US Conference of Mayors, Las Vegas (June 2013)
ZEW Workshop on Social Network Formation and Peer Effects, Mannheim (June 2013)
Brief bio (back to top)
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. Professor Sundararajan's research program studies how digital technologies transform business and society. Some of his current and recent research focuses on the governance of digital spaces, collaborative consumption and the sharing economy, social media and cities, digital institutions, contagion in networks, privacy strategy, pricing in digital markets and managing online piracy. He has published in numerous scientific journals and has given more than 200 conference and invited presentations internationally. His research has won four Best Paper awards, been funded by organizations that include Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google and IBM, and profiled by trade publications that include Fast Company, the Financial Times, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal. 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 Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, BBC News and NPR. He has served as Director of NYU Stern's IS Doctoral Program since 2007, and 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
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Directions to my office (back to top)
(I frequently email some variant of the text in the following paragraph to my visitors and am reproducing it here for convenience. If you do want to visit me, please don't simply show up and knock on my door. Rather, make sure we have been in touch to schedule a meeting time first, or contact Sara Gorecki. For interview requests and other media inquiries, contact Rika Nazem (212-998-0678) or Jessica Neville (416-516-7677) in the NYU Stern Office of Public Affairs.)
Stern office: The Kaufman Management Center is the building on the right when you face Gould Plaza, at the intersection of West 4th Street and Greene Street. Once you get past the security desk, take the elevators to the 8th floor. Turn left when you exit the elevators, walk to the end of the hallway and through the double doors on your right. You should now be in a small lobby-like area with a big book about big data on a small table. (If you aren't, you may be on the wrong floor. Or in the wrong building. Are you sure you're even in New York?) If you are, turn left again. I'm in room KMC 8-93, the second office down the corridor, the door with a large printout of this on it.
CUSP office: CUSP is on the 19th floor of the National Grid building at 1 Metrotech Center. If you're coming by subway, use the Myrtle Promenade exit from the Jay Street/Metrotech stop. 1 Metrotech Center is immediately on your right as you come out of the subway station. Enter the building and take the escalator on your right up to the security desk. Get past security (simply signing in does the trick, although there are other options), then take the elevators to the 19th floor. Walk through the main entrance into CUSP, turn right at the reception desk, walk to the end of the hallway, turn right again, walk to the end of the hallway again. My office is immediately to the right of the Bensonhurst conference area you see in front of you, room 1926.