Erik Brynjolfsson is an American economist, and is often referenced as "one of the most-cited authors on the economics of information." He is known primarily for his research on the digital economy. He researches, writes, and speaks extensively on the impacts of information technology as it relates to productivity. He is a speaker on these topics, as well as, a Professor. Brynolfsson taught and conducted research at MIT for twenty years (1999-2020) and he served as the director of MIT Center for Digital Business and the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, (2014-2020). Additionally, he has been a professor at Standford University since 2020, though prior to his appointment he had been a guest professor and speaker at the university on many occasions.
Brynjolfsson holds a number of academic and administrative positions:
- Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor
- Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI)
- Director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab
- Ralph Landau Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
- Professor by Courtesy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Department of Economics
- Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
- Director of MIT Center for Digital Business
Erik Bryjolfsson is the author of over one hundred academic publications and nine books, including his best seller The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, and Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future, which was co-written with Andrew McAfee and first published in 2014. He is well known for his writings and his reasearch on economics, information technology, productivity and intangible assets.
Brynjolfsson Studied at Harvard University, receiving a Bachelors and a Masters degree in applied mathematics and decision sciences. He also holds a PhD in managerial economics from MIT.
He serves as director of IDE until 2020.
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