Erik Brynjolfsson is the Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. He also serves as the Schussel Family Professor at MIT Sloan, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. At MIT, he teaches courses on the Economics of Information and the Analytics Lab. He has also taught at Harvard and Stanford.
Brynjolfsson's research examines the effects of information technologies and AI on business strategy, productivity and performance, digital commerce, and intangible assets. He was among the first researchers to measure productivity contributions of IT, the complementary role of organizational capital and other intangibles, a quantification of online product variety value, often known as the “Long Tail,” and pricing and bundling models for information goods. Appearing in leading economics, management, and science journals, his research has been recognized with ten Best Paper awards and five patents.
Brynjolfsson is the co-author of several books including the New York Times Best Seller, The Second Machine Age, as the just-released Machine | Platform | Crowd.