Manav Raj is a Ph.D. candidate in the Management & Organizations department at the Leonard Stern School of Business at New York University with a planned graduation in May 2022. His dissertation research examines strategic implications of digital platforms for the firms competing on top of them, and his job market paper uses the Spotify music streaming platform as a setting to examine when and under what conditions peer expansion can be beneficial vs. detrimental for providers on a digital platform. More broadly, Manav's research considers a) how firms, markets, and occupations respond to innovation and b) how institutional and non-market forces affect innovation and entrepreneurial outcomes.
Manav graduated from Dartmouth College in 2015, with a major in Economics and a minor in Public Policy. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program at NYU, he worked as a consultant with Cornerstone Research in Boston.