Carnegie Mellon University

Pedro Ferreira

Pedro Ferreira

Assistant Professor, Heinz College, Engineering and Public Policy

Address The Heinz College
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Assistant Professor, Heinz College, EPP Department, 2012-Present
Research Assistant Professor, Heinz College, EPP Department, 2010-2012
Assistant Professor, ECE Deptartment, Instituto Superior Tecnico, 2005-2010
Member of the Board of Directors, UMIC, Ministry S&T, Portugal, 2005-2009

Education

  • PhD Telecommunications Policy, EPP, CMU, 2004.
  • MS Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 2002.
  • MS Technology Policy, MIT, 2002.
  • MS Engineering Policy and Mgt of Technology, IST, 1999.
  • BS Computer Science Engineering, IST, 1996.

Research

Dr. Ferreira's work focuses on how people use technology to consume experience goods and influence others to do so. These are inextricably linked to how firms behave and how public policies affect market structures. His work focuses on the application of robust empirical identification methods to analyze large datasets obtained from organic in-vivo large-scale network-centric randomized experiments. Most of Dr. Ferreira's research spans two interrelated applied areas. He is interested in the Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Education (IICTE) and in Peer-Influence and Consumption in the Media Industry (PICMI). The bulk of his work is in medialytics — using big data to understand the future of the media industry. In addition, Dr. Ferreira's has also been studying Competition, Consumer Churn and Switching Costs (CCCSC) in telecommunications.

Editorial Appointments

Associate Editor, Management of Information Systems Quarterly
Associate Editor, Information Economics and Policy. Media Track
Associate Editor, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications

Selected Publications

Matos, M., Ferreira, P., Smith, M., “The Impact of Video-on-Demand on Piracy: Results from a Randomized Field Experiment”, forthcoming, Management Science. Link: https://pedro-ferreira.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Piracy-Video.pdf

Ferreira, P. (2017), “Welfare Changes in the Cournot Setting with an Empirical Application to the Telecommunications Industry”, Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. LXV, No.1, pp 194-213. Link: http://pedro-ferreira.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Welfare-Cournot.pdf

Matos, M., Ferreira, P., Smith, M., Telang, R. (2016), “Culling the Herd: Using Real World Randomized Experiments to Measure Social Bias with Known Costly Goods”, Management Science, Vol. 62, Issue 9, pp 2563-2580. Link: https://pedro-ferreira.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Culling-the-Herd.pdf

Belo, R., Ferreira, P., Telang, R. (2016), “Spillover Effects from Wiring Schools with Broadband: The Critical Role of Children”, Management Science, Vol. 62, Issue 12, pp 3450-3471. Link: https://pedro-ferreira.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Spillovers-School.pdf

Belo, R., Ferreira, P. and Telang, R. (2014), “Broadband in Schools: Impact on Student Performance”, Management Science, Vol. 60, Issue 2, pp 265-282. Lead Article. Link: https://pedro-ferreira.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/School-Grades.pdf 

Matos, M., Ferreira, P. and Krackhardt, D. (2014), “Peer Influence in the Diffusion of the iPhone 3G over a Large Social Network”, Management Information Systems Quarterly, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp. 1103-1133. Link: http://pedro-ferreira.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Peer-Influence-iPhone.pdf

Jenn, A., Azevedo, I., Ferreira, P. (2013), “The Impact of Federal Incentives on the Adoption of Hybrid Electric Vehicles in the US”, Energy Economics, Vol. 40, Issue C, pp 936-942.

Research Interests

Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Education; Peer-Influence and Consumption in the Media Industry; Competition, Consumer Churn and Switching Costs telecommunications.