Alp Sungu

My research uses field experiments and data-driven analytics methods to propose new ways of addressing policy questions in underserved societies. I am interested in studying and advancing technology-enabled interventions to alleviate global poverty. 

I am an incoming Assistant Professor of Operations, Information, and Decisions at  Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. My CV.


Alp Sungu

Room 555, Floor 5

Jon M. Huntsman Hall

3730 Walnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104


The Digital Lives of the Poor: Entertainment Trap and Information Isolation

Through an app we developed, we investigate the interplay between digital addiction and information isolation in underserved societies. 


 Management Science

Browsers Don't Lie? Gender Differences in the Effects of the Indian Covid-19 Lockdown on Digital Activity and Time Use

We quantify the gendered impact of the initial Indian Covid-19 lockdown using objective internet browsing history data.

Reject & Resubmit, Management Science

Social Impact Operations at the Global Base of the Pyramid

Trends and directions for socially responsible research targeted at the world’s most underprivileged communities. Review article. 

Forthcoming Production & Operations Management

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