I am an innovation economist interested in understanding the role of digital information in shaping economic activity.

In 2016-17, I will be a post-doctoral scholar in digitization at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). In July 2017, I will be joining full-time at the University of California, Berkeley as an Assistant Professor in the Haas School of Business.

New: I graduated from MIT with my PhD in June 2016 and am currently visiting Stanford University, Graduate School of Business.

In my research, I use quantitative and applied micro-econometric techniques to estimate the causal impact of new information on innovative outcomes. I'm especially focused on the role of new maps and geographic information in shaping innovation. In ongoing work, I'm looking at the impact of Landsat satellite imagery on gold exploration and US Census TIGER maps in shaping crowdsourcing on OpenStreetMap.

My work has been recognized with the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship and the J. Robert Beyster Fellowship. Find out more about my research or explore my CV.


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abhishek.nagaraj@gmail.com


Last updated: 20 June 2016