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Brett Caraway

Associate Professor
Assistant Director, Digital Enterprise Management (DEM)

Brett Caraway is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto where he serves as the program director for the Digital Enterprise Management (DEM) program in the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology (ICCIT) and as a professor of managerial economics for sustainability in the Institute for Management and Innovation (IMI). He is also cross-appointed to the School of the Environment. Before coming to Toronto, he received my Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on the connections between economics, sustainability, and technological development. He is the author of the book Digital Media Economics and has published articles in journals like the Journal of Outdoor Recreation & Tourism-Research Planning & Management; IEEE Multimedia; Media Culture & Society; Environmental Communication; Information, Communication & Society; and Communication Theory.

CCIT, DEM; Cross-Appointment at Institute for Management & Innovation, and Faculty of Information

PhD University of Texas at Austin


  • Bhatia-Kalluri, A., & Caraway, B. (2023). Transformation of the Digital Payment Ecosystem in India: A Case Study of Paytm. Social Inclusion, 11(3), 320-331.
  • Youssef Al Bouchi & Brett R. Caraway (2023). The Political Ecology of Bolivia’s State-Led Lithium Industrialization for Post-Carbon Futures. Capitalism Nature Socialism. 10.1080/10455752.2023.2197245


Brett's most recent book is Digital Media Economics. Written for a wide audience, from undergraduate and graduate students to citizens and activists, his book explains how economics has influenced the digital technologies that we use every day. Most media texts won′t tell you much about economic terms, concepts or principles; his book explains the economic theory and history underpinning everything from advertising to computers, social networking sites and streaming services.


Media Economics
Ecological Economics
Current Courses
Media Economics I; Media Economics II; Managerial Economics for Sustainability Management; Economics and the Digital Firm; Macroeconomics and the Knowledge Economy; International Relations of Sustainability, Law, Technology, & Culture