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Probal Mojumder

PhD in Business Administration (Information Systems)
Information & Decision Sciences


  • BSc 2008
    Economics, 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 currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Data Sciences and Operations department at the Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California. In 2018, he completed his PhD in Information and Decision Sciences (IDSc) at the Carlson School of Management at 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 Ph.D. 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 human relationships, society, and markets. He uses a variety of quantitative methods including econometrics, randomized experiments, machine learning, structural and analytical models, towards conducting research.

His work has been published in top academic journals and conferences such as Information Systems Research (ISR), 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 Ph.D. student travel fellowship. He served as an ad-hoc reviewer for multiple top-tier MIS conferences, like ICIS, CIST, and ECIS.


Selected Works

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

Current Activities

Current Research

  • Probal Mojumder, Ravi Bapna, Jui Ramaprasad, and Akhmed Umyarov, "Are Yang and McSteamy More Receptive to a Hot Vote than Meredith and George? Heterogeneity in Treatment Effects in Online Dating" [Accepted at WISE 2017, SCECR 2018]