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Nicholas S. Economides

Nicholas S. Economides

Joined Stern 1990

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-84
New York, NY 10012

E-mail neconomi@stern.nyu.edu
Personal website

Biography

Nicholas Economides is an internationally recognized academic authority on network economics, electronic commerce and public policy. His fields of specialization and research include the economics of networks, especially of telecommunications, computers, and information, the economics of technical compatibility and standardization, industrial organization, the structure and organization of financial markets and payment systems, antitrust, application of public policy to network industries, strategic analysis of markets and law and economics.

Professor Economides has published more than 100 articles in top academic journals in the areas of networks, telecommunications, oligopoly, antitrust, product positioning and on the liquidity and the organization of financial markets and exchanges. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a B.Sc. (First Class Honors) in Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics. Previously, he taught at Columbia University (1981-1988) and at Stanford University (1988-1990). He is editor of the Information Economics and Policy, Netnomics, Quarterly Journal of Electronic Commerce, the Journal of Financial Transformation, Journal of Network Industries, on the Advisory Board of the Social Science Research Network, editor of Economics of Networks Abstracts by SSRN and former editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization. His website on the Economics of Networks has been ranked as one of the top four economics sites worldwide by The Economist magazine.

Professor Economides is Executive Director of the NET Institute, http://www.NETinst.org, a worldwide focal point for research on the economics of network and high technology industries. He has advised or is advising the US Federal Trade Commission, the governments of Greece, Ireland, New Zealand and Portugal, the Attorney General of New York State, major telecommunications corporations, a number of the Federal Reserve Banks, the Bank of Greece and major Financial Exchanges. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Economist Intelligence Unit. He has commented extensively in broadcast and in print on high technology, antitrust and public policy issues. A complete CV is available at http://www.stern.nyu.edu/networks/cvnoref.html.

Research Interests

  • Telecommunications
  • Network Industries and Network Effects
  • Structure of Financial Markets
  • Industrial Organization
  • Law and Economics

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Microeconomics in the Global Economy
  • Network Economics and the New Economy
  • Strategic Interactions in Markets and Industries
  • Telecommunications Economics & Digital Convergence

Academic Background

Ph.D., Economics, 1981
California, Berkeley

M.A., Economics, 1979
California, Berkeley

B.Sc., Economics, 1976
London School of Economics

Related News & Research

Professor Nicholas Economides explains why a merger of T-Mobile and Sprint would not benefit consumers

The T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Isn’t Really About 5G

Professor Nicholas Economides argues that a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile would mean higher prices for consumers

Professor Nicholas Economides shares his views on rising interest rates

Professor Nicholas Economides offers commentary on the AT&T-Time Warner trial

Professor Nicholas Economides outlines why the Department of Justice is concerned about a potential AT&T-Time Warner merger

Facebook Can’t Be Trusted. It’s Time to Regulate It.

Professor Nicholas Economides provides perspective on the regulatory impact of the ruling in the AT&T and Time Warner merger

Professor Nicholas Economides shares his outlook on the the battle for net neutrality at the state level

Professor Nicholas Economides shares his views on states' efforts to protect net neutrality

Net Neutrality Is Dead. The Internet Is Next.

A Case for Net Neutrality

NYU Stern Professor and Net Neutrality Expert Nicholas Economides Available for Commentary on the FCC Vote

Professor Nicholas Economides argues for why repealing net neutrality will harm the tech sector

NET Institute Conference on Network Economics

Professor Nicholas Economides argues that eliminating net neutrality will negatively impact consumers and startups

How Can Trump Really Punish CNN? Allow the AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Professor Nicholas Economides comments on Google's regulatory battles

Professor Nicholas Economides explains why economics is a popular college major

Professor Nicholas Economides explains how internet providers' definition of the open internet differs from true network neutrality

Areas of Expertise

Company

  • Microsoft
  • Verizon

Economics

  • Antitrust & Regulatory Issues
  • Globalization & Trade
  • Industrial Organization
  • Microeconomics

Industry

  • Internet & Computers
  • Telecommunications

Information, Operations & Management Sciences

  • Net Neutrality
  • Social Media

Region/Country

  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Portugal