Ashish Arora

Fuqua School of Business

Duke University


Professor Arora’s research focuses on the economics of technology and technical change. Arora’s research has included the study of technology intensive industries such as software, biotechnology and chemicals, the economics of information security, and the role of patents and licensing in promoting technology startups.

Vote History

Statement Vote Confidence Comments
Amazon’s new $15 per hour minimum wage will force other companies to follow suit. Agree 8
Restrictions on skilled immigration will cause US firms to to shift more operations overseas. Disagree 5 “In software outsourcing, H-1B visa holders were important complements to offshore work. Broadly, offshoring and immigration are likely to be complements.”
Uber has to develop self-driving cars in the next 10 years in order to remain viable. Strongly Agree 7 “The driver cost is by far the biggest part of unit cost.”
A trade war will be more disruptive to business than to consumers. Agree 8
Concern over consumer privacy will fundamentally limit businesses’ ability to use big data. Disagree 7 “I am skeptical about how important big data will be for firms, at least in the next five to 10 years.”