Ruyu Chen’s research interest lies at the intersection of economics of innovation, information systems, and business strategy. In her current research, she explores factors that influence technology adoption by firms, and how technology adoption influences follow-on innovations. She’s also interested in the power law distribution of wages within each occupation and how digitization might have affected it over time.
Before joining Stanford, Ruyu received her PhD in Managerial Economics from Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, and a graduate minor in Computer Science from Cornell University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Renmin University of China, and spent one exchange semester at the University of Copenhagen.