Kelley School of Business professor Abbey Stemler is a leading scholar on the sharing economy. Her scholarship and teaching have garnered many national awards, and she is sought out for her expertise on platform-based technology companies, such as Facebook, Uber and Google.
She has published articles in leading journals such as the Iowa Law Review, Emory Law Journal, Maryland Law Review, Georgia Law Review and Harvard Journal on Legislation. Her research explores the interesting spaces where law has yet to catch up with technology. In particular, her aim is to expose the evolving realities of internet-based innovations and platforms and to find ways to effectively regulate them without hindering their beneficial uses. As she sees it, many modern firms inhabit a world that operates under alien physics, where free is often costly and “smart” is not always wise. She employs tools and insights from economics, behavioral science, regulatory theory and rhetoric to understand how we, as a society, can better protect consumers, privacy and democracy.
Stemler is also a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, practicing attorney, entrepreneur and consultant for governments and multinational organizations, such as the World Bank Group.
Areas of Expertise
Internet law, regulatory theory, privacy law, big data, comparative law, the sharing economy, election security.