About

Prasanna (Sonny) Tambe is an Associate Professor in the OID group at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

His official Wharton website can be found here.

His research is focused in two key areas:

  • Economics of technical (IT) labor markets: Studies the market for software developers, as well as how competition in these markets affect employment and innovation outcomes.

  • Algorithms and HR: Studies how new, digital algorithms and data signals are being used in all aspects of HR, from hiring to retention.

His published papers have analyzed Internet-scale data from online job sites, career platforms, and other labor market intermediaries that collect fine-grained information on workers’ skills and career paths and on employers’ job requirements. This research has been published in a number of academic journals including Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, California Management Review, Communications of the ACM, and Information Economics and Policy.

Professor Tambe received his S.B. and M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and his Ph.D. in Managerial Science and Applied Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Recent research and teaching

A full list of papers is available here.

Some recent papers:

He teaches award-winning courses on how digitization, data science, and AI are impacting business.