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Eric BrynjolfssonTechnology, Internet and Productivity Expert, MIT Professor


MAIN SPEAKING TOPICS:
- The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
- Machine, Platform Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future
- Big Data and Data Driven Decision Making
- Productivity and Employment in the Digital Economy

 

Professor Brynjolfsson's research focuses on three questions:
- How can information technology transform the structures of markets and firms?
- What is the impact of information technology investments on productivity and business value?
- How does the Internet affect commerce in general and information goods in particular?

 

 
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: Professor Brynjolfsson is Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Schussel Family Professor at the MIT Sloan School, and Research Associate at NBER. His research examines the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and performance, digital commerce, and intangible assets. At MIT, he teaches courses on the Economics of Information and the Analytics Lab.

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 provided the first quantification of the value of online product variety, often known as the "Long Tail," and developed pricing and bundling models for information goods. His research has appeared in leading economics, management, and science journals and has been recognized with ten Best Paper awards and five patents.

Author of several books including, with co-author Andrew McAfee, NYTimes best-seller The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies (2014) and Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future (June 2017), Brynjolfsson is editor of SSRN's Information System Network and has served on the editorial boards of numerous academic journals. Holding Bachelors and Masters degrees from Harvard University in Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences and a PhD from MIT in Managerial Economics, he has also taught at Harvard and Stanford.

He is a brilliant speaker with an extensive speaking experience, at the highest level and worldwide. His numerous interventions in public debates and in qualified telecasts (e.g.: TED) are highly appreciated for dynamism and the ability to place his considerations within a broader reflection of strategic breadth.

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
Books:
  • Brynjolfsson, Erik and Andrew McAfee. The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. W.W. Norton, January 2014.
 
  • Brynjolfsson, Erik and Tom M. Mitchell (Co-Chairs). National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Information Technology and the U.S. Workforce: Where Are We and Where Do We Go From Here? Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2017.
 
  • McAfee, Andrew and Erik Brynjolfsson. Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future. W.W. Norton, June 2017.
Tie of Time of Brilliant Technologies, W.W. Norton, January 2014.