Erik Brynjolfsson

Professor (by courtesy), Operations, Information & Technology

Erik Brynjolfsson

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

Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)
Ralph Landau Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Professor of Economics (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences

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


Journal Articles

Erik Brynjolfsson, Seon Tae Kim, Joo Hee Oh
Information Systems Research
August 2023
Erik Brynjolfsson, Catherine Buffington, Nathan Goldschlag, J. Frank Li, Javier Miranda, Robert Seamans
AEA Papers and Proceedings
May 2023 Vol. 113 Pages 215–218
Erik Brynjolfsson, Meng Liu, George Westerman
Journal of Management Information Systems
2022 Vol. 39 Issue 1 Pages 41–67
Erik Brynjolfsson, Wang Jin, Kristina McElheran
Business Economics
September 22, 2021 Vol. 56 Issue 6 Pages 217–239
Meng Liu, Erik Brynjolfsson, Jason Dowlatabadi
Management Science
August 2021 Vol. 67 Issue 8 Pages 4643–5300

Working Papers

Erik Brynjolfsson, David Nguyen, Jae Joon Lee, Avinash Collis 2024
Erik Brynjolfsson, Danielle Li, Lindsey R. Raymond November 2023
Erik Brynjolfsson, Avinash Collis, Asad Liaqat, Daley Kutzman, Haritz Garro, Daniel Deisenroth, Nils Wernerfelt, Jae Joon Lee September 2023

Academic Publications

Erik Brynjolfsson
May 1, 2022 Vol. 151 Issue 2 Pages 272–287

Stanford GSB Affiliations

Insights by Stanford Business

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October 14, 2022
A human-centered approach to artificial intelligence envisions a future where people and machines are collaborators, not competitors.