Ryan T. Allen

Ryan T Allen HBS


I’m an Assistant Professor in the Management and Organization department at the University of Washington.

I study how people in organizations use data to make decisions about strategy and innovation. In my recent work, I develop and test new theories to explain when data-driven decision-making helps or hinders new product innovation. To learn more, click the link to my research page.

My current research interest follows my prior publications on algorithms+judgment, machine learning methods, innovation in global R&D, and industry dynamics.

I got my PhD at Harvard. Before that, I studied Economics at BYU, served a 2-year mission in Taiwan for my church, conducted economic research on environmental health issues, managed at a nonprofit, and did a stint as data analyst at Amazon. I live in Newcastle, WA with my wife and 4 children.

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