Publications(* denotes first author or joint first author publications)
*Using Massive Online Choice Experiments to Measure Changes in Well-being (with Erik Brynjolfsson and Felix Eggers). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116 (15) 7250-7255, April 9, 2019. (Download)
*Rationing Social Contact During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Transmission Risk and Social Benefits of US Locations (with Seth Benzell and Christos Nicolaides). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117 (26) 14642-14644, June 30, 2020. (Download)
*Global survey on COVID-19 beliefs, behaviors, and norms (with Kiran Garimella, Alex Moehring, M. Amin Rahimian, Stella Babalola, Nina Gobat, Dominick Shattuck, Jeni Stolow, Dean Eckles and Sinan Aral), Nature Human Behavior 6: 1310–1317, 2022. (Download)
Providing normative information increases intentions to accept a COVID-19 vaccine (with Alex Moehring, Kiran Garimella, M. Amin Rahimian, Dean Eckles and Sinan Aral), 2022. (forthcoming at Nature Communications)
Interdependence and the Cost of Uncoordinated Responses to COVID-19 (with David Holtz, Michael Zhao, Seth Benzell, Cathy Cao, M. Amin Rahimian, Jeremy Yang, Jennifer Allen, Alex Moehring, Tara Sowrirajan, Dipayan Ghosh, Yunhao Zhang, Paramveer Dhillon, Christos Nicolaides, Dean Eckles and Sinan Aral). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117 (33) 19837-19843, August 18, 2020. (Download)
*Boosting Business Value by Reducing COVID-19 Transmission Risk (with Seth Benzell and Christos Nicolaides). MIT Sloan Management Review, September 2020. (Download)
*Effects of restricting social media usage on wellbeing and performance: A randomized control trial among students (with Felix Eggers), PLOS ONE 17(8): e0272416, 2022.
*The Efficiency of US Public Space Utilization During the COVID-19 Pandemic (with Seth Benzell and Christos Nicolaides). Risk Analysis 42 (4) 692-706, April 2022.
*Measuring the Impact of Free Goods on Real Household Consumption (with Erik Brynjolfsson, Erwin Diewert, Felix Eggers and Kevin Fox). American Economic Association - Papers and Proceedings 110: 25-30, May 2020. (Download)
*Measuring Welfare with Massive Online Choice Experiments: A Brief Introduction (with Erik Brynjolfsson and Felix Eggers). American Economic Association - Papers and Proceedings 108 : 473-76, May 2018. (Download)
The Impact of Openness on the Market Potential of Multi-sided Platforms: A Case Study of Mobile Payment Platforms (with Jan Ondrus and Kalle Lyytinen), Journal of Information Technology 30 (3) 260-275, September 2015. (Download)
*Information Frictions and Heterogeneity in Valuations of Personal Data (with Alex Moehring, Ananya Sen and Alessandro Acquisti), 2021. (invited resubmission at Management Science)
*GDP-B: Accounting for the Value of New and Free Goods (with Erik Brynjolfsson, Erwin Diewert, Felix Eggers and Kevin Fox), 2021. NBER Working Paper No. 25695. (revise and resubmit at American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics)
*Regulating Digital Platform Monopolies: The Case of Facebook (with Seth Benzell), 2022.
*Consumer welfare in the digital economy. GAI Report on the Digital Economy, 2020.
*GDP and well-being in the digital economy (with Erik Brynjolfsson). OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook, 2018.
*A Post-Failure Analysis of Mobile Payment Platforms (with Jan Ondrus and Kalle Lyytinen), Proceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 2015. (Download)
Selected Research in Progress
*The Digital Well-being of Nations: Measuring welfare gains and inequality from digital goods (with Erik Brynjolfsson, Daniel Deisenroth, Haritz Garro, Daley Kutzman, JJ Lee, Asad Liaqat and Nils Wernerfelt), Data collection finished.
*Demand for privacy from data brokers (with Ananya Sen and Joy Wu).
*Measuring local network effects across social media platforms (with Sinan Aral, Seth Benzell and Christos Nicolaides), Data collection finished.
*Welfare effects of WhatsApp: Evidence from a field experiment in India (with Kiran Garimella and Ananya Sen).
*Substitutability across online platforms (with Felix Eggers and Erik Brynjolfsson), Data collection finished.