Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD ‘91


MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

Symposium Roles
Speaker/Panelist 2016, 2015
Panels Participated in
How the On-Demand/Gig Economy is Redefining the Future of Work (2016)
The Impact of Automation (2015)
Book: The Second Machine Age

Erik Brynjolfsson is the Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. He is also the Schussel Family Professor at MIT Sloan, Chairman of the Sloan Management Review and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research examines the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and performance, Internet commerce, pricing models, and intangible assets. At MIT, he teaches courses on the Economics of Information.

Professor Brynjolfsson was among the first researchers to measure the productivity contributions of IT and the complementary role of organizational capital and other intangibles. His research also provided the first quantification of the value of online product variety and developed pricing and bundling models for information goods. Brynjolfsson’s research has appeared in leading economics, management, and science journals. He has been recognized with nine Best Paper awards and five patents. Professor Brynjolfsson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University in Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences and a PhD from MIT in Managerial Economics. He has also taught at Harvard and Stanford.

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