Erik Brynjolfsson

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

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.