Erik Brynjolfsson

Director, Stanford Digital Economy Lab at the Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI)
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Professor by Courtesy

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Department of Economics

Stanford University

Digital Economy Laboratory
366 Galvez Street, Room 238
Stanford, California 94305

Website: Erik Brynjolfsson's website

Twitter: @erikbryn

Issues: Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Internet, Competition Policy and Antitrust, Innovation and Economic Growth and Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

About Erik Brynjolfsson

Erik Brynjolfsson is Director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab at the Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI). He holds appointments at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and the Stanford Department of Economics. Additionally, he is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Professor Brynjolfsson’s research examines the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and performance, digital commerce, and intangible assets.


One of the most-cited authors on the economics of information, Professor Brynjolfsson was among the first researchers to measure productivity contributions of IT and the complementary role of organizational capital and other intangibles. He has done pioneering research on digital commerce, the Long Tail, bundling and pricing models, intangible assets, and the effects of IT on business strategy, productivity, and performance.


Professor Brynjolfsson speaks globally. He is the author of nine books including, with co-author Andrew McAfee, best-seller The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, and Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future. Additionally, Professor Brynjolfsson is author of over 100 academic articles, and holds five patents.

B.A., Harvard University
M.S., Harvard University
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology