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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 the New York University Stern School of Business. His research focuses on the economics of the high-tech labor force. Some recent research projects focus on understanding how leading firms compensate their high-tech workers, why cities differ in the technical skills that are available to employers, and how the spread of new information technologies impacts IT careers.

Much of this research has used Internet data sources to measure skills and labor market activity at novel levels of detail. His published papers have extensively analyzed data from online job sites, data aggregators, and other labor market intermediaries that generate very large databases of fine-grained information on workers’ skills and career paths or on employers’ job requirements. 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.

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 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 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