Erik Brynjolfsson is Schussel Family Professor at MIT Sloan School of Management, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). In July 2020, he will join the faculty of Stanford University with appointments in the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
One of the most-cited authors on the economics of digitization, Brynjolfsson was among the first researchers to measure productivity contributions of IT and the complementary role of organizational capital and other intangibles. He has also done pioneering research on digital commerce, the long tail, bundling and pricing models, intangible assets and the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and performance.
Brynjolfsson is the author of several books including, with co-author Andrew McAfee, The New York Times best-seller The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies (2014) and Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future (2017) as well as over 100 academic articles and five patents. He was the cofounder of the Inclusive Innovation Challenge, which recognizes organizations that use technology to benefit the many, not just the few. Brynjolfsson holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from Harvard University in applied mathematics and decision sciences and a PhD from MIT in managerial economics. His papers can be found at www.brynjolfsson.com/.