Erik Brynjolfsson is the director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy. He also serves as a Schussel Family Professor of Management at MIT Sloan, a chairman of the MIT Sloan Management Review, and a director of the MIT Center for Digital Business. In addition, Erik is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Erik’s research examines the effects that information technologies have on business strategy, productivity and performance, Internet commerce, pricing models, and intangible assets. At MIT, he teaches courses on the Economics of Information. He was among the first researchers to measure how IT contributes to productivity, as well as the complementary role of organizational capital and other intangibles. His research was the first to quantify the value of online product variety and develop pricing and bundling models for information goods.
Erik’s research has appeared in leading economics, management, and science journals. He has been recognized with nine Best Paper awards and five patents. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University in applied mathematics and decision sciences and a PhD from MIT in Managerial Economics. Erik has also taught at Harvard and Stanford.