Arun Sundararajan is the Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship and Technology at New York University’s (NYU) Stern School of Business, and affiliated with many of NYU’s interdisciplinary research centers, including the Center for Data Science. His best-selling and award-winning book, “The Sharing Economy,” published by the MIT Press, has been translated into Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Vietnamese.
Arun’s research studies how digital technologies transform business, government and civil society, with a recent focus on artificial intelligence and platform-enabled change, antitrust policy in high-tech industries, recommerce, web3 and NFTs and the digital future of work. He has published numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed academic journals and conferences, and op-eds in outlets that include The New York Times, The Financial Times, TIME, The Guardian, Wired, Le Monde and El Pais. His scholarship has been recognized by numerous Best Paper awards, two Google Faculty awards, an Axiom Best Business Books Award, and a Thinkers50 Award. He has given hundreds of keynote and plenary talks at forums that include the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, the World Government Summit, the Wuzhen Summit, Mobile World Congress, and SXSW Interactive. He has testified and provided expert input to the United States Congress, the European Parliament, the United Nations and numerous regulators globally. He is a widely sought-after commentator by top media platforms.
Arun has been a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the New Economic Agenda and on Technology, Values and Policy. He serves as a board member and advisor to numerous organizations, ranging from startups to Fortune 100s.. He teaches in executive education programs in the United States, Europe and Asia, focusing primarily on AI, platforms and governance. He teaches full-time MBA students about hi-tech entrepreneurship. He is a frequent angel investor. He has degrees in electrical engineering, operations research and economics.