Robert Seamans, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business where he teaches courses in game theory and strategy. In 2015-2016 he was appointed as a Senior Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers where he worked on a wide range of policies relating to technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Professor Seamans’ research focuses on how technology and governance structures affect strategic interactions between firms, affect incentives to innovate, and ultimately shape market outcomes. His recent research is on the economic consequences of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies. His research has received numerous awards, including a Junior Faculty Fellowship from the Kauffman Foundation that recognizes junior faculty who are making significant contributions to the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation, and he has received funding from a variety of sources including the National Science Foundation. His research has been published in leading academic journals and been cited in numerous outlets including The Atlantic, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Wired and others.
Professor Seamans received his B.A. in English from Reed College, his M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management, his M.A. in Economics from Boston University and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.