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Probal Mojumder

PhD Candidate
Information & Decision Sciences


  • BSc 2008
    Economics, Bidhannagar College, University of Calcutta

  • MSc 2010
    Quantitative Economics, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata


  • Economics of Information Systems
  • Social Value of Information Systems
  • Econometrics
  • Game Theory

Probal Mojumder is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Information and Decision Sciences (IDSc) at Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He received his master's degree from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, and his bachelor's degree from Bidhannagar college, University of Calcutta. Before joining the PhD program, he was a research associate at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

He holds an interest towards research relating Internet platforms and social outcomes, and how mechanisms operating within online platforms impact society and markets. He uses variety of quantitative methods including econometrics, randomized experiments, structural and analytical models, towards conducting research.

His work has been published in top academic journals and conferences such as Production and Operations Management (POMS), and the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), and has been presented at the INFORMS Conference of Information Systems and Technology (CIST), Winter Conference on Business Intelligence (WCBI), Industry Studies Conference  (ISC), Statistical Challenges in E-Commerce Research  (SCECR) workshop, Conference on Digital Experimentation (CODE) at MIT, and Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE). He has received multiple travel grants for his work, such as SOBACO travel grant and PhD student travel fellowship. He served as an ad-hoc reviewer for multiple top-tier MIS conferences, like ICIS, CIST and ECIS.


Selected Works

Mojumder, P., Chan, J., and Ghose, A. (2016). "The Digital Sin City: An Empirical Study of Craigslist’s Impact on Prostitution Trends," ICIS Proceedings. (Econ of IS Track)
Mehra, A., Seidmann, A., and Mojumder, P. (2014). "Product Life Cycle Management of Packaged Software," Production and Operations Management, (23: 3), pp. 366-378.

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