Robert Seamans, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business where he teaches courses in game theory, strategy and technology. 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 is also Director of NYU Stern’s Center for the Future of Management and a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Professor Seamans’ research focuses on how firms use technology in their strategic interactions with each other, and also focuses on the economic consequences of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies. He has received funding from numerous organizations including the Hewlett Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. His research has been published in leading academic journals and has 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.