Prasanna Tambe, PhD

Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Economics of IT labor, technological change, and labor markets

About Prasanna:

Prasanna (Sonny) Tambe is an associate professor of Operations, Information and Decisions at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the economics of labor markets for high-tech workers. Some recent research projects focus on understanding how leading firms attract high-tech talent, why markets in different cities vary in the technical skills available to employers, and how the spread of new technologies impacts career paths.

His research has been published or is forthcoming in a number of academic journals, including Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, the Review of Financial Studies, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Communications of the ACM, and Information Economics and Policy. His research has also won a number of awards, including the Best Published Paper in Information Systems Research, and two papers 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.

Professor Tambe received his SB and MEng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his PhD in Managerial Science and Applied Economics from Wharton.

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