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Arun Sundararajan

Arun Sundararajan

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 8-93
New York, NY 10012

E-mail asundara@stern.nyu.edu
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Professor Arun Sundararajan's research program studies digital economics and how information technologies transform business and society. Some of his current and recent research focuses on the emergence of digital institutions to facilitate economic and political development, contagion in networks and social media, online privacy, pricing in digital markets and managing digital piracy. He has published in journals including Decision Support Systems, Economics Letters, Information Systems Research, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Management Information Systems, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Statistical Science and Social Networks, and has given more than 200 conference and invited presentations internationally. His research has won three Best Paper awards and has been recently profiled by trade publications that include Fast Company, the Financial Times, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal.

Professor Sundararajan is a Senior Editor of the journal Information Systems Research and has served on the editorial boards of MIS Quarterly and Management Science. He was the founding co-chair of the NYU Summer Workshop on the Economics of IT and of the Workshop on Information in Networks. His past doctoral students hold academic positions at a number of leading institutions. His opinion pieces have appeared in Bloomberg, CIO Magazine, the Economic Times, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Knowledge@Wharton, the Mint and Wired. His research has been supported by organizations that include Google, IBM, Microsoft, the MPAA and Yahoo!

Research Interests

  • Information technologies, economic development and political change
  • Contagion in networks and social media
  • Digital products and markets
  • Network economics
  • Text mining and economic analysis

Courses Taught

  • Business and Its Publics: Discourse
  • Calculus with Business Applications
  • Digital Economics
  • Microeconomics: Theory and Applications
  • Networks, Crowds and Markets

Academic Background

Ph.D., Business Administration
University of Rochester

M.S., Management Science
University of Rochester

B.Tech., Electrical Engineering
IIT, Madras

Related Research

Prof. Arun Sundararjan on Uber's possible expansion into India

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The new 'New Deal'? Sharing responsibility in the sharing economy

Prof. Arun Sundararajan discusses ridesharing app Hailo's departure from the North American market

Prof. Arun Sundararajan discusses the future of the job market and the sharing economy

Prof. Arun Sundararajan discusses how the digital economy is changing the cab industry

Prof. Arun Sundararajan argues that investments in the sharing economy can help cities prepare for large events

Prof. Arun Sundararajan is interviewed about technology's impact on the future of business

Prof. Arun Sundararajan discusses the sharing economy and human connectedness

Prof. Arun Sundararajan discusses government regulation of sharing economy companies in New York City

Prof. Arun Sundararajan discusses how the sharing economy promotes human connection, in light of the protests in Ferguson

Prof. Arun Sundararajan on the federal regulation of payday lenders

Prof. Arun Sundararajan discusses Airbnb's impact on the hotel industry

Prof. Arun Sundararajan on the FAA's ruling against AirPooler and Flytenow

Prof. Arun Sundararajan on the effectiveness of behavior modification apps

Prof. Arun Sundararajan explains how the sharing economy might reduce inequality

Prof. Arun Sundararajan on the sharing economy and job creation

Prof. Arun Sundararajan on the long-term strategy of sharing economy companies like Airbnb

Prof. Arun Sundararajan on Amazon's battle with book publishers

Areas of Expertise


  • Airbnb
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Microsoft


  • Game Theory
  • Internet Economics
  • Sharing Economy


  • Digital
  • Information Technology
  • Internet & Computers

Information, Operations & Management Sciences

  • Cloud Computing
  • Digital Piracy
  • Internet Law
  • Privacy


  • Digital Marketing/Advertising
  • Pricing
  • Social Media


  • India