Arun Sundararajan is Professor and the Robert L. and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow at New York University’s (NYU) Stern School of Business, and an affiliated faculty member at many of NYU’s interdisciplinary research centers, including the Center for Data Science and the Center for Urban Science and Progress. His best-selling book, “The Sharing Economy,” published by the MIT Press in June 2016, was the winner of a 2017 Axiom Best Business Books Award.
Arun’s research studies how digital technologies transform business, government and civil society, with a strong recent focus on the digital future of work. He has published over 50 scientific papers in peer-reviewed academic journals and conferences, and over 35 op-eds in outlets that include The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian, Wired, Le Monde, Bloomberg View, Fortune, Entrepreneur, The Economic Times, LiveMint, Harvard Business Review, Knowledge@Wharton and Quartz. His scholarship has been recognized by numerous Best Paper awards, two Google Faculty awards, and a variety of other grants. He has given more than 250 invited talks at industry, government and academic forums internationally. Watch his 2016 Davos panel. He has provided expert input about the digital economy as part of Congressional testimony, testimony to the European Parliament, and to various city, state and federal government agencies, including the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, the National Economic Council, the Federal Reserve Bank, the White House and the Federal Trade Commission. He is a widely sought-after commentator by top media platforms. Keep up with his latest views and opinions.
Arun is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Technology, Values and Policy, a Fellow of the Urban Design Forum, and serves as an advisor to numerous organizations that include the City of New York, the City of Seoul, the Female Founders Fund, the Internet Society of China, OuiShare, the National League of Cities, the Royal Society for the Arts and the Center for Global Enterprise. He interfaces with tech companies at various stages on issues of strategy and regulation, and with non-tech companies trying to understand how to forecast and address changes induced by digital technologies. He teaches in a range of NYU Stern executive education programs in the U.S., Europe and Asia, focusing primarily on digital strategy and governance. He teaches full-time MBA students about hi-tech entrepreneurship, undergraduates about networks, crowds and markets, and doctoral students about digital economics.