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Prasanna Tambe


Associate Professor, IOMS
Stern School of Business
New York University

Digital Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy


Contact Information

email: ptambe at

Official NYU Stern Faculty Profile


NYU Mailing Address

44 West 4th Street, KMC 8-82

New York, NY 10012





My principal research interests are in how labor markets for technical skills affect workers, firms, and cities, as well as on the impact of technological change on labor and career outcomes. Much of this research makes contributions by using new, fine-grained data sources generated by human activity conducted online. I am also very interested in how these new and emerging big data sources are transforming the practice of HR management. This work has been supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


Google Scholar Page



*      Associate Editor, Management Science

*      Associate Editor, Information Systems Research



*      The Market Value of IT-Intensive Human Capital (with Erik Brynjolfsson, Dan Rock, Jacqueline Barrett, and Jacob Bollinger)

*      Mergers, Technology, and Employee Flight (with Ashwini Agrawal)

*      Time Zones and Open Source Contribution (with Xuan Ye)

*      The Death of a Technical Skill: Negative Shocks to Specific Human Capital (with John Horton)

*      Digitization and American Manufacturing Work (with Aaron Chatterji)

*      Why Do High Tech Firms Offer Perks at Work? (with Xuan Ye) (Best Paper Nomination, ICIS 2015)

*      Gender, Job Search, and Information Technology Careers

*      IT Implementation, Workplace Organization, and End-User Learning: Evidence from Electronic Medical Records (with Ariel Avgar and Lorin Hitt) (under review after minor revisions)

*      Who Pays for Technical Skills? Engineering Brand and High-Tech Wages (with Xuan Ye and Peter Cappelli) (under major revision)



*      Agrawal, A., P. Tambe. Private Equity and Workers Career Paths: The Role of Technological Change. The Review of Financial Studies.

*      Hitt, L., P. Tambe. Healthcare IT, Work Organization, and Nursing Home Performance. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

*      Tambe, P. 2014. Big Data Investment, Skills, and Firm Value, Management Science.

*      Tambe, P., L. Hitt. 2014. Measuring Information Technology Spillovers, Information Systems Research.

*      Tambe, P., L. Hitt. 2014. Job Hopping, Information Technology Spillovers, and Productivity Growth, Management Science

[Finalist for Best IS Paper Published in Management Science from 2011-2014]

*      Tambe, P., L. Hitt. 2012. The Productivity of Information Technology Investments: New Evidence from IT Labor Data, Information Systems Research.

[Award for Best Paper Published in Information Systems Research in 2012 & Lead Paper]

*      Tambe, P., L. Hitt, E. Brynjolfsson. 2012. The Extroverted Firm: How External Information Practices Affect Innovation and Productivity, Management Science.

*      Tambe, P., L. Hitt. 2012. Now IT's Personal: Offshoring and the Shifting Skill Composition of the US Information Technology Workforce, Management Science.

[Finalist for Best IS Paper Published in Management Science from 2011-2014]

*      Tambe, P., L. Hitt. 2010. How Offshoring Affects IT Workers. Communications of the ACM.

*      Hitt, L., P. Tambe. 2007. Broadband Adoption and Content Consumption. Information Economics and Policy.



*      The Talent Equation: Big Data Lessons for Navigating the Skills Gap and Building a Competitive Workforce (with Matt Ferguson and Lorin Hitt, 2013, McGraw Hill Publishing)

*      Horton, J., P. Tambe. Labor Economists Get Their Microscope: Big Data and Labor Market Analysis. Big Data.