Shane Greenstein

  • Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

MBA Class of 1957 Professor of Business Administration

Harvard Business School

Harvard University

1525 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

(617) 384-7472

Blog: Digitopoly

Website: Harvard faculty profile

Issues: Broadband, Networks and Infrastructure, Innovation and Economic Growth and Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

About Shane Greenstein

Shane Greenstein is the MBA Class of 1957 Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, and co-chair of the Digital Initiative. He was formerly the Kellogg Chair of Information Technology and Professor of Management and Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.


Greenstein is a leading researcher in the business economics of computing, communications and Internet infrastructure. His research and writing focus on a variety of topics in this area, including the adoption of client-server systems, the growth of commercial Internet access networks, the industrial economics of platforms, and changes in communications policy. Through his career he has written and edited many books, and published over one hundred refereed journal articles, book chapters, monographs and invited reports. He has written over one hundred articles for policy and business audiences and is regularly quoted in national and local media.


Greenstein is co-director of the program on the economics of digitization at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has been a regular columnist and essayist for IEEE Micro since 1995, where he comments on the economics of microelectronics. He also writes for the blog Digitopoly and is business and economics sub-editor for Communications of the ACM. Greenstein was North American Editor for Information Economics and Policy, and Associate Editor for Economics Bulletin. He also reviews for a wide assortment of major journals in economics and information science, and for a wide assortment of organizations, including the National Science Foundation, and National Academy of Science. He is a participant in many national research organizations, including National Bureau of Economic Research and Conference on Research, Income and Wealth.


Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University, 1989
B.A., Economics, University of California - Berkeley, 1983

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