University of Calgary

Vaarun Vijairaghavan

  • Doctoral Student
  • PhD Candidate - Faculty [BTM]

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Quick Bio

Vaarun is a PhD candidate in Business Technology Management at the Haskayne School of Business, with a minor in Accounting. He holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree from the University of Pune, India.

Vaarun's research interest is in privacy, data ownership and data rights as it relates to the data analytics industry. He is currently investigating the effect of the European Union's General Data Protection Guidelines on competition in the data controller industry. He also studies how investments can be encouraged to modernize the electric grid (Smart Grid), with the goal of increasing societal surplus. In addition, he studies Information Technology's (IT's) effect on firm productivity, and in particular, how IT affects firm costs, accrual size, and accrual precision. He focuses on the Economics of Information Systems, using analytical modelling and econometric methods.

Vaarun's teaching experience includes multiple years as an instructor of Business Technology Management at Haskayne, corporate training at IBM, and guest lecturing at the University of Pune and the University of Calgary. His professional experience includes technnical, business and consulting work in the IT industry in U.S.A., Canada and India. 

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