Erik Brynjolfsson

erik-brynjolfssonErik Brynjolfsson is the Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. He is also the Schussel Family Professor of Management at MIT Sloan, Chairman of MIT 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. At MIT, he teaches courses on the Economics of Information and co-directs the Analytic Lab. He has also taught at Harvard and Stanford. 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 quantified 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 ten Best Paper awards and five patents. Along with Andrew McAfee, he wrote the best-selling book The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, as well as Race Against the Machine. 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.