Brynjolfsson currently serves as Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. His research draws on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, and HPC and also examines the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and performance, digital commerce, and intangible assets. He teaches MIT courses on the Economics of Information and the Analytics Lab.
His research has appeared in leading economics, management, and science journals and has been recognized with 10 Best Paper awards and five patents. He is author of several books including, with co-author Andrew McAfee, NY Times best-seller “The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies” (Norton, January 2016) and “Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future” (Norton, June 2017). He also edits SSRN’s Information System Network, and has served on the editorial boards of numerous academic journals. He holds degrees from Harvard and MIT and has taught at Harvard and Stanford.