Erik Brynjolfsson

Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Schussel Family Professor, MIT Sloan School

Erik Brynjolfsson is the Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, the Schussel Family Professor at the MIT Sloan School and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research examines a variety of aspects of the economics of information and information technology, including strategy, productivity, marketing and employment has been recognized with 10 Best Paper prizes and five patents. He co-chaired the National Academies Report on IT and the Workforce and he teaches a popular MBA and PhD courses on the Economics of Information and Data Analytics. 

Erik’s TED talk laid out an optimistic vision for the future of economic growth, and co-authored with Andrew McAfee New York Times Bestseller The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a time of Brilliant Technologies.  He is a director or advisor for several technology-intensive firms.  Erik received AB and SM degrees from Harvard and a PhD from MIT.

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