Nicholas Economides is Professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business of New York University and Visiting Professor at Stanford University. He is an internationally recognized academic authority on network economics, electronic commerce and public policy. His fields of specialization and research include the economics of networks, especially of telecommunications, computers, and information, the economics of technical compatibility and standardization, industrial organization, the structure and organization of financial markets and payment systems, antitrust, application of public policy to network industries, strategic analysis of markets and law and economics. Professor Economides previously taught at Columbia University (1981-1988) and at Stanford University (1988-1990).
Professor Economides is the Executive Director of the Networks, Electronic Commerce and Telecommunications (NET) Institute, a non-profit institution devoted to research on network industries, electronic commerce, telecommunications, the Internet, "virtual networks" comprised of computers that share the same technical standard or operating system, and network issues in general. Of particular interest is research on innovation and introduction of new technology in network industries. The NET Institute functions as a world-wide focal point for research and open exchange and dissemination of ideas in these areas, and competitively funds cutting edge research projects in these areas of research. It organizes conferences and seminars on these issues.
In addition to his leadership of the NET Institute, Professor Economides is an advisor to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the governments of Greece, Ireland, New Zealand and Portugal, the Attorney General of New York State, major telecommunications corporations, a number of the Federal Reserve Banks, the Bank of Greece and major financial exchanges. He serves on the Advisory Board of The Economist Intelligence Unit. He has commented extensively in broadcast and in print on high technology, antitrust and public policy issues. Professor Economides is also a regular keynote speaker at conferences around the world on emerging strategic issues facing telecommunications and financial services executives and their industries.
Professor Economides has published more than 100 articles in top academic journals in the areas of networks, telecommunications, oligopoly, antitrust, product positioning and on the liquidity and the organization of financial markets and exchanges. He is editor of Information Economics and Policy, Netnomics, Quarterly Journal of Electronic Commerce, the Journal of Financial Transformation, and the Journal of Network Industries. He sits on the advisory board of the Social Science Research Network, where he also serves as editor of Economics of Networks Abstracts by SSRN. Previously, he was editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization. His website on the Economics of Networks has been ranked as one of the top four economics sites worldwide by The Economist magazine.
B.Sc., London School of Economics, 1976
M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1979
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1981