Nicholas Economides

Nicholas Economides

Scholar Title:

Professor of Economics

Department: Stern School of Business

Colleges / Universities: New York University


44 West Fourth Street
New York, NY 10012-1126

Phone Number: (212) 998-0864


Nicholas Economides is Professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business of New York University. He is also Executive Director of the NET Institute, a worldwide focal point for research on the economics of network and high technology industries. Professor Economides 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 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, and the Journal of Financial Transformation. 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 and the Journal of Network Industries. His website on the Economics of Networks has been ranked as one of the top four economics sites worldwide by The Economist magazine. Professor Economides has also commented extensively in broadcast and in print on high technology, antitrust and public policy issues.

In addition to his leadership of the NET Institute, Professor Economides has advised or is advising 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.


Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1981

M.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1979

B.Sc. London School of Economics, 1976