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Robert Seamans

Robert Seamans

Joined Stern 2009

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-58
New York, NY 10012

E-mail rseamans@stern.nyu.edu
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Robert Seamans joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Strategy in the Management and Organizations Department in July 2009. His prior work experience includes working for an economic consulting firm, a software start-up company, and the Massachusetts Department of Economic Development.

Professor Seamans' research focuses on the actions that established firms take when threatened by new entrants to their market. He is particularly interested in how these actions affect diffusion of new technology as well as how competition and public policies affect incumbent and entrant incentives to innovate. He also studies the importance of various types of finance to entrepreneurs.

Professor Seamans received his B.A. in English from Reed College, his M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management, his M.A. in Economics from Boston University and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Professor Seamans is currently on leave serving as a Senior Economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C.

Research Interests

  • Business strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Public Policy

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Game Theory

Academic Background

B.A., English
Reed College

Yale School of Management

M.A., Economics
Boston University

Ph.D., Business Administration
University of California, Berkeley