My research studies how technology, governance, and market structure affect strategic interactions between firms, affect incentives to innovate, and shape market outcomes. Most of my research settings are industries characterized by two-sided markets, including cable TV, credit cards, Internet, newspapers, telecommunications, and other technology-focused industries. My current research focuses on the effect of AI, robots, and other types of automation on firm strategy, productivity, and labor market outcomes.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Victor Bennett, Robert Seamans and Feng Zhu. 2015. Cannibalization and Option Value Effects of Secondary Markets: Evidence from the US Concert Industry. Strategic Management Journal. 36(11): 1599-1614. [Lead Article].
Yongwook Paik, Sukhun and Robert Seamans. Forthcoming. Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Political Competition: How the Public Sector Helps the Sharing Economy Create Value. Strategic Management Journal. (Accepted January 2018)
Selected press for published papers:
ABC, Ars Technica, The Atlantic, Boston Globe, CBS, Daily Beast, Economic Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, MSN, The Nation, The New York Times, TheStreet.com, Wall Street Journal, others.
Manav Raj and Robert Seamans. 2018. AI, Labor, Productivity, and the Need for Firm-Level Data. In The Economics of Artificial Intelligence, eds. Ajay Agrawal, Joshua S. Gans and Avi Goldfarb, University of Chicago Press: Chicago. Forthcoming.