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Yannis Bakos

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Leonard N. Stern School of Business
New York University
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New York, NY 10012-1126

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Yannis Bakos is Associate Professor of Management at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University where he conducts research and teaches graduate courses on the economic and business implications of information technology, the Internet, and online media.

Professor Bakos pioneered research on the impact of information technology on markets, and in particular on how internet-based electronic marketplaces will affect pricing and competition. Professor Bakos is also currently studying pricing strategies for information goods. His award-winning research has been published in academic and professional journals, such as Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Journal of Economic Perspectives, and the Journal of Law and Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Management and an MBA in Finance from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He also received a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Professor Bakos serves as director or advisor for several corporations and non-profit organizations. He teaches and lectures internationally on the business impact of the Internet and on the pricing of information goods.  Before coming to NYU, he was on the faculties of the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Irvine, and the Sloan School of Management at MIT. In 1999 he co-founded Flexplay Technologies, Inc., where he served as Chairman of the Board from 2001 until its sale to The Convex Group in 2004.


Professor Bakos is the co-founder (with Professor Chris F. Kemerer) of the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), which has become the leading forum for research at the intersection of the Information Technology and Economics disciplines.  In addition to the first WISE, which was held in Cambridge, MA on December 3, 1989, Profs Bakos and Kemerer co-chaired the 8th WISE in Cleveland, OH on December 14-15, 1996.

Recent and Future Workshops: WISE '2002 was held December 14-15, 2002 in Barcelona, Spain.  WISE '2003 was held December 13-14 in Seattle, WA.  WISE '2004 took place December 11-12, 2004 in Washington DC.  WISE '2005 was held December 10-11, 2005 in Irvine, CA.  WISE '2006 took place December 9-10, 2006 in Evanston, IL. WISE '2007 was held December 8-9, 2007 in Montreal, Canada. WISE '2008 took place December 13-14, 2008 in Paris, France. Prof. Bakos will chair WISE '2009, the 20th anniversary WISE, to be held in Phoenix, AZ on December 14-15, 2009.


The following papers are available from this Web page. Abstracts can be read by clicking on the indicated link, and most papers can be downloaded in Adobe PDF format (which can be read with Adobe Acrobat Version 3.0 or higher). Alternatively, a copy of these (or other) papers may be requested from Professor Bakos

Electronic Markets and Electronic Commerce 


Economics of Information Goods 


Information Technology and Organizations 


Professor Bakos pioneered certain methods to control information stored in optical media.  These innovations have resulted in more than twenty patent applications, including the following nine issued U.S. patents:


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