Erik Brynjolfsson

Professor (by courtesy), Operations, Information & Technology

Erik Brynjolfsson

Professor of Economics (by courtesy) and of Operations, Information and Technology (by courtesy)

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Senior Fellow at Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence; Director, HAI Digital Economy Lab

Research Interests

  • Information Technology and Economics
  • Information Technology and the Organization of Work
  • Information Technology and Productivity
  • Pricing and Sharing of Digital Information
  • Implications of Analytics and Artificial Intelligence


Erik Brynjolfsson is director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab. He also holds appointments at SIEPR, the Stanford University Department of Economics, and the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research and speaking focus on the effects of IT on strategy, productivity, performance, digital commerce, and intangible assets.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Managerial Economics, MIT, 1991
  • SM in Applied Mathematics/Decision Science, Harvard University, 1984
  • AB in Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, 1984

Academic Appointments

  • Director of the Digital Economy Lab, Stanford Institute for Human Centered Artificial Intelligence, 2020–present
  • Ralph Landau Senior Fellow in Economic Growth, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, 2020–present
  • Professor by Courtesy Department of Economics, Stanford University, 2020–present
  • Professor by Courtesy, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2020–present
  • Schussel Family Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School, 2001–2020
  • Marvin Bower Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Business School, 2004–2005
  • Associate Professor, MIT Sloan School, 1990–1995
  • Research Assistant, MIT Sloan School, 1986–1990
  • Instructor, Harvard University, 1985–1994


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