Pai-Ling Yin

Research Scholar
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building
366 Galvez Street Rm 336
Stanford, CA 94305

Fields of Interest

Pai-Ling's research focuses on how firms compete in the presence of network effects, and she will be working with Tim Bresnahan on a Mobile Innovation Group.


Pai-Ling Yin is a Social Science Research Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. She is also a co-founder of the Mobile Innovation Group (, studying all the aspects of the mobile app ecosystem, from industry evolution to platform competition to entrepreneurial strategy. Pai-Ling received a PhD in Economics from Stanford and was a professor of strategy at both Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management. She has written numerous cases on technology and strategy and research papers on platform competition and diffusion of innovation. She also co-owns a small business, FitLAB Pilates, in Cambridge, MA.