Assistant Professor, Heinz College, Engineering and Public Policy
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
- 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.
ResearchDr. 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 AppointmentsAssociate Editor, Management of Information Systems Quarterly
Associate Editor, Information Economics and Policy. Media Track
Associate Editor, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications
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