Marshall Van Alstyne

Associate Professor

School of Management

Boston University

Office 623
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215


(617) 358-3571

mva@bu.edu


Website: Boston University faculty profile

Issues: Competition Policy and Antitrust, Open Source, Intellectual Property, Interoperability and Privacy and Security

About Marshall Van Alstyne

Professor Van Alstyne works in the area of Information Economics. His research interests include the economics of networks, valuing information, equity and growth effects of information sharing, and integration effects of access to technology. The underlying theme is information: how to value it; how does it affect productivity, product design and competitive advantage; how does it alter property rights; what happens when it is shared; and why access alone may not lead to everyone having it independent of preferences.


Degree(s):
B.A., Computer Science, Yale, 1984
M.S., Information Systems, MIT, 1991
Ph.D., Information Systems Economics, MIT, 1997