University of Minnesota
Faculty Experts
Bookmark and Share


Alok Gupta

Chair (with Faculty Rank), Professor of Information and Decision Sciences

Alok Gupta is Curtis L. Carlson Schoolwide Chair in Information Management and Chair of Information and Decision Sciences at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. From 1996 to 2001 he was an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut. He received his PhD in Management Science and Information from the University of Texas, Austin. His research has been published in various information systems, economics, and computer science journals such as Management Science, ISR, MIS Quarterly, CACM, JMIS, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Computational Economics, Decision Support Systems, IEEE Internet Computing, International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Information Technology Management, and Journal of Organizational Computer and Electronic Commerce. In addition, his articles have been published in several leading books in the area of economics of electronic commerce. He was awarded a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for his research on dynamic pricing mechanisms on the internet. From 1999-2001, he served as co-director of Treibick Electronic Commerce Initiative (TECI), an endowed research initiative at Dept. of OPIM, University of Connecticut. He is also an affiliate of the Center for Research in Electronic Commerce (CREC) at the University of Texas at Austin. He serves as senior editor for ISR and an associate editor for Management Science. He also serves on the editorial boards of JMIS, DSS, and Brazilian Electronic Journal of Economics. He has been serving as publisher of MIS Quarterly since 2005. He teaches courses in the areas of computer networking, electronic commerce, decision support, IT infrastructure, and computer programming at the undergraduate, MBA and PhD levels.

Related Publications

Rohit Aggarwal, Ram Gopal and Alok Gupta, "Putting Money where Mouth is: the Relation between New Venture Financing and Electronic Word-of-Mouth," Information Systems Research, forthcoming.

Nelson Granados, Alok Gupta and Rob Kauffman, “Online and Offline Demand and Price Elasticities: Evidence From the Air Travel Industry,” Information Systems Research, forthcoming.

Ravi Bapna, Seok-Joo Chang, Paulo Goes, and Alok Gupta, "Overlapping Online Auctions: Empirical Characterization of Bidder Strategies and Auction Prices," MIS quarterly, 33 (4), 2009, 763-783..


  • Market design
  • Online auctions
  • Reputation online