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Prasanna Tambe

Prasanna Tambe

Joined Stern 2008

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 8-82
New York, NY 10012

E-mail tambe@stern.nyu.edu
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Prasanna Tambe is an Associate Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences (IOMS) at New York University Stern School of Business. His research focuses on the economics of the high-tech labor force and more broadly, on the economics of technical skills. Specific research interests include how the technical skill content of the labor market affects firms, workers, and regions, and how recent waves of technological change have impacted workers’ labor outcomes and career paths. Much of this research analyzes Internet data sources to measure labor market activity at new levels of detail.

His research has been published or is forthcoming in a number of academic journals including Management Science, Information Systems Research, The Review of Financial Studies, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Communications of the ACM, and Information Economics and Policy and it has been supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. His research has won a number of awards, including the Best Published Paper in Information Systems Research in 2012, and two separate papers in different years have been nominees for the Best Published IS Paper in Management Science. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Management Science and Information Systems Research.

He is a co-author of "The Talent Equation: Big Data Lessons for Navigating the Skills Gap and Building a Competitive Workforce," published by McGraw Hill in 2013.

Professor Tambe received his S.B. and M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in Managerial Science and Applied Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Research Interests

  • Economics of IT Labor
  • Technological Change and Labor Markets

Academic Background

S.B./M.Eng., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ph.D., Managerial Science and Applied Economics
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Selected Publications

A. Agrawal and P. Tambe (2016)
Private Equity and Workers' Career Paths: The Role of Technological Change
The Review of Financial Studies

L. Hitt and P. Tambe (2016)
Healthcare IT, Workplace Organization, and Nursing Home Performance
Industrial and Labor Relations Review

Prasanna Tambe (2014)
Big Data Investment, Skills, and Firm Value
Management Science

P. Tambe and L. Hitt (2014)
Measuring Information Technology Spillovers
Information Systems Research

P. Tambe and L. Hitt (2013)
Job Hopping, Information Technology Spillovers, and Productivity Growth
Management Science

P. Tambe and L. Hitt (2012)
The Extroverted Firm: How External Information Practices Affect Innovation and Productivity
Management Science

P. Tambe and L. Hitt (2012)
Now IT's Personal: Offshoring and the Shifting Skill Composition of the US Information Technology Workforce
Management Science

P. Tambe and L. Hitt (2012)
The Productivity of Information Technology Investments: New Evidence from IT Labor Data
Information Systems Research