Steven Strauss

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Steven Strauss
Alma materYale University, PhD
OccupationAcademic, OpEd Columnist, Executive
Known forEconomic Development, Public Sector Management, Public Policy

Steven Strauss is an American business person, public sector executive, OpEd columnist and academic. He is currently the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Co Visiting Professor at Princeton University,[1] a position he has held since 2014. The John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs Professorships were endowed in honor of John L. Weinberg and support bringing distinguished visitors in the areas of public policy to the university. Previously Strauss was on the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School.[2] For 2012–2013 Strauss was a Fellow at the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative.[3] Prior to this role, Strauss served as a managing director of the New York City Economic Development Corporation under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.[4]

Strauss received his PhD in Management from Yale University in 2002, after which he joined McKinsey & Company.[5] In 2008 Strauss was recruited by the Bloomberg administration to oversee a review of NYC's economic development strategy, and based on Strauss's recommendations Mayor Bloomberg decided to focus on growing knowledge-based industries,[6] the most prominent initiative from this work was the Applied Sciences NYC project, which resulted in the NYC Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island and New York University creating the Center for Urban Science and Progress.[7] Strauss was Mayor Bloomberg's representative on the panels that judged New York City's Next Idea Business Plan Competition,[8] NYC BigApps,[9] and New York City Venture Fellows.[10]

Strauss has been quoted, interviewed or cited on politics, public policy and economic development (particularly around technology and the digital economy) by Bloomberg Radio,[11] The New York Times,[12] the NY Observer,[13] The Guardian,[14] Fareed Zakaria,[15] CBS News,[16] Canadian Broadcasting Company,[17][18] Mother Jones (magazine),[19] Carl Quintanilla/CNBC,[20] CNBC Power Lunch,[21] Safe Havens: Gun Free Zones in America (Documentary),[22] the Aspen Institute[23] and other prominent organizations. In February 2016, in a panel discussion with Sasha Issenberg moderated by the Canadian journalist Anna Maria Tremonti (at about the 2-minute 10-second mark[24]), Strauss estimated that Trump had about a 60%[25] chance of winning the GOP nomination. His academic writings have been cited in peer reviewed journals such as Marketing Science and Management Science, where his work on cross-market network externalities has been cited as being seminal.[26][27][28]

Strauss is the organizer and host of the Princeton University annual conference on Management in the Public Sector, which has been attended by Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, Jennifer Raab, Katherine Oliver, Esther Dyson,[29] Jerry Hultin, Feniosky Pena-Mora and other comparable leaders.[30][31][32]

Strauss is a regular OpEd contributor at the LA Times,[33][34][35][36] USA Today,[37][38] The New York Daily News,[39] Huffington Post,[40] and other publications.[41]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Hannah Riley Bowles; Nathalie Laidler-Kylander; Steven Strauss, (2015), MARKETING – A TOOL TO CREATE PUBLIC VALUE, Harvard Business School Press
  • Nathalie Laidler-Kylander; Steven Strauss; Laura Wining, (2015), ON YOUR BIKE! USING MARKETING MIX TO DRIVE SUCCESSFUL BICYCLE SHARING PROGRAMS IN EUROPE, Harvard Business School Press
  • Strauss, Steven; Sundjaja, Kristy; Johnson, Eric; Gandhi, Meghana; Wong, Victor; Yoo, Jennifer (2012). Fashion.NYC.2020. NYCEDC.
  • Strauss, Steven; Sundjaja, Kristy; Robinson, Peter; Chen, Andrew (2012). Media.NYC.2020. NYCEDC.
  • Sundjaja, Kristy; Strauss, Steven; Chen, Andrew; Gratzke, Peter; Yoo, Jennifer (2012). Edutech.NYC.2020. NYCEDC.
  • Strauss, Steven; Brindisi, Francesco; Gratzke, Peter; Peach, Fiona (2011). NYCEDC Innovation Index. NYCEDC.
  • Steven Strauss et al. (2008), Convergence of Insurance and Capital Markets, World Economic Forum
  • Steven Strauss et al. (2008), The Financial Development Report, World Economic Forum

Selected honors and awards[edit]

  • Silicon Alley 100, 2010[42]
  • Institute for Study of Business Markets, 1999 Doctoral Support Award Competition Winner[43]


  1. ^ "Steven Strauss". Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  2. ^ School, Harvard Kennedy. "New Faculty Feature: Meet Steven Strauss". Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  3. ^ "Harvard University 2012 ALI Fellows". Retrieved 2016-06-05.
  4. ^ "Harvard University ALI: Steven Strauss". Retrieved 2016-06-05.
  5. ^ "Alumni of the PhD program". Yale School of Management. June 20, 2013. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  6. ^ "The Silicon Alley 100: New York's Coolest Tech People in 2010 – Steven Strauss". Business Insider. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  7. ^ "Strauss brings wealth of entrepreneurial, policy knowledge to Wilson school – The Daily Princetonian". Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  8. ^ "Mayor Bloomberg Announces Winners of "NYC Next Idea" Global Business Plan Competition". Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  9. ^ "Mayor Bloomberg Announces Winners of NYC Bigapps 2.0 Competition". Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  10. ^ "Mayor Bloomberg Announces NYC Venture Fellows Program". NYCEDC. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  11. ^ "Big Tech May Create New Need For Antitrust Legislation: Strauss". Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  12. ^ Leonhardt, David (2017-09-22). "Opinion David Leonhardt". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  13. ^ "City Looks To Bolster Media Industry". Observer. November 5, 2008. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  14. ^ Rushe, Dominic (December 12, 2010). "New York woos Britain's hi-tech firms to counter weakened financial sector". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  15. ^ "How will governments respond to technology wave?". Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  16. ^ "Is the Obama agenda compatible with companies like Uber?". Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  17. ^ Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, TheCurrent, Anna Maria Tremonti. "Interview re Share Economy: Band-aid solution or promoting sustainability?".
  18. ^ "Monopolies have been broken up before. Is it time to do the same with Facebook? | CBC Radio". CBC. Retrieved 2018-05-29.
  19. ^ "Could Federal Seizure Be the Beginning of the End for Bitcoin?". Mother Jones. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  20. ^ CNBC (September 3, 2015), Carl Quintanilla Interviews Steven Strauss, retrieved 2016-06-04
  21. ^ "Time to break up big tech?". CNBC. Retrieved 2016-09-23.
  22. ^ Channel, Outdoor. "Outdoor Channel: Safe Haven Gun Free Zones in America". Outdoor Channel. Retrieved 2016-06-05.
  23. ^ "Working in America: The Future of Work in the Sharing Economy". The Aspen Institute. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  24. ^ "The Trump Card: Can the Donald really become president?". Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  25. ^ "Feb 23 2016: Transcript of panel discussion with Anna Maria Tremonti". Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  26. ^ Cabral, Luís M. B.; Villas-Boas, Miguel (2005-04). "Bertrand Supertraps". Management Science. 51 (4): 599–613. doi:10.1287/mnsc.1040.0313. ISSN 0025-1909. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  27. ^ Chen, Yuxin; Xie, Jinhong (2007-01). "Cross-Market Network Effect with Asymmetric Customer Loyalty: Implications for Competitive Advantage". Marketing Science. 26 (1): 52–66. doi:10.1287/mksc.1060.0238. ISSN 0732-2399. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  28. ^ Kuksov, Dmitri; Lin, Yuanfang (2010-01). "Information Provision in a Vertically Differentiated Competitive Marketplace". Marketing Science. 29 (1): 122–138. doi:10.1287/mksc.1090.0486. ISSN 0732-2399. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  29. ^ "Smart Cities and Innovations in Urban Government Conference". Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. 2017-12-07. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  30. ^ "2016 Symposium: Management in the Public Sector organized by Steven Strauss". Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Retrieved 2016-06-05.
  31. ^ "2017 Announcement of Princeton Conference on Management in the Public Sector".
  32. ^ 2018 WWS Managing Smart Cities and Innovations in Urban Government Conference
  33. ^ Strauss, Steven. "As the age of autonomous vehicles nears, why are policy wonks focused on the past?". Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  34. ^ Strauss, Steven. "Forget cops. Should doctors and teachers wear body cameras?". Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  35. ^ Strauss, Steven. "Applying for a job? Better delete your social media accounts". Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  36. ^ Strauss, Steven. "Why let ex-presidents cash in?". Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  37. ^ "Steven Strauss: Trump wins are a godsend for Clinton". USA Today. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  38. ^ "Steven Strauss: Don't cry for Fox News: Column". USA Today. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  39. ^ "Steven Strauss: Wanted: Real urban transit innovation". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  40. ^ "OpEds by Steven Strauss at the Huffington Post". Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  41. ^ "List of OpEds by Steven Strauss at MuckRack".
  42. ^ "The Silicon Alley 100: New York's Coolest Tech People in 2010 – Steven Strauss". Business Insider. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  43. ^ "Steven Strauss: 1999 Doctoral Support Award Competition Winner — Institute for the Study of Business Markets". Retrieved 2016-06-04.