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Michael D. Smith is the J. Erik Jonsson Professor of Information Technology and Marketing, H. John Heinz III College at Carnegie Mellon University with joint-appointment at the Tepper School of Business. Michael Smith’s research uses economic and statistical techniques to analyze firm and consumer behavior in online markets — specifically markets for digital information and digital media products. His research in this area has been published in leading Management Science, Economics, and Marketing journals and in leading professional journals including The Harvard Business Review and The Sloan Management Review. His research has also been covered by press outlets including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired and Business Week.
Michael D. Smith has received several awards for his teaching and research including the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER Research Award, the 2017 Carol & Bruce Mallen Award for lifetime published scholarly contributions to Motion Picture industry economic studies, the 2009 and 2004 Best Teacher Awards in Carnegie Mellon’s Masters of Information Systems Management program, and the 2018 Dick Wittink Award for the best paper published in the journal Quantitative Marketing and Economics. He was also recently selected as one of the top 100 “emerging engineering leaders in the United States” by the National Academy of Engineering. Smith has served on the editorial boards of a variety of top journals including as a Senior Editor at Information Systems Research and as an Associate Editor at Management Science and Management Information Systems Quarterly.
Smith received his Ph.D. in Management Science and Information Technology from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2000, his Masters of Science in Telecommunications Science and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1996 and 1991 respectively.
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