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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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Biography

Robert Seamans, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He recently completed a one year appointment as a Senior Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors where he worked on a wide range of policies relating to technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Professor Seamans' research focuses on how technology and governance structures affect strategic interactions between firms, affect incentives to innovate, and ultimately shape market outcomes. Most of his research settings are industries characterized by multi-sided markets, including cable TV, credit cards, Internet, newspapers, and telecommunications industries. His research has received numerous awards, including a Junior Faculty Fellowship from the Kauffman Foundation that recognizes junior faculty who are making significant contributions to the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation. His research has been published in leading academic journals and been cited in numerous outlets including The Atlantic, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal and others.

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.

Research Interests

  • Business strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Public Policy

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Game Theory

Academic Background

B.A., English
Reed College

M.B.A.
Yale School of Management

M.A., Economics
Boston University

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