Erik Brynjolfsson

Schussel Family Professor of Management Science
Professor of Information Technology
Director, The MIT Center for Digital Business


Erik Brynjolfsson explores how advances in information technology contribute to business performance and organizational change. He directs the MIT Center for Digital Business, a research initiative that analyzes the business uses of the Internet and other digital Technologies. His projects include a study of information worker productivity, a valuation method for intangible organizational capital, calibration of increased product variety online (a.k.a. the "long tail".) and an analysis of optimal pricing strategies for digital goods. In a related work, Brynjolfsson is assessing how investments in computers and networks alter economic growth, industry structure, and labor demand.

Faculty Media

  • Erik Brynjolfsson forecasts the future of American jobs

    MIT Sloan professor Erik Brynolfsson contributes his thoughts to a panel discussion hosted by NPR's On Point. Mr. Brynolfsson's discussion covers education, automation and the future of the...

  • New World Order: Labor, Capital, and Ideas in the Power Law Economy

    Recent advances in technology have created an increasingly unified global marketplace for labor and capital. The ability of both to flow to their highest-value uses, regardless of their location,...

  • Robots will stay in the back seat during the second machine age

    Erik Brynjolfsson

  • Erik Brynjolfsson Explains How Technology Drives Inequality And The Scary Truth About Robots

    MIT professors Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee have just published their book "The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies," which looks at the...

  • Will Your Job Disappear?

    Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, both at MIT's Sloan School of Management, are co-authors of "The Second Machine Age". James Manyika is head of the McKinsey Global Institute. As the...

  • Will Technology Make Work Better for Everyone?

    The Second Machine Age and the future of enjoying your job.

  • Embrace the bot: MIT professors explore a better future

    A decade ago, MIT professors Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee would have told you that driving a car is something machines just cant do. Now the two zoom down Route 101 in a self-driving...

  • Are humans prepared for the Second Machine Age?

    In "The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies," co-authors Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee discuss how the world is adapting to the changes...

  • Erik Brynjolfsson And Andrew McAfee on Where Technology Is Going (And Why They're Optimistic)

    Taped by WGBH Forum Network, Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, visited the Brattle Theater in Harvard Square to discuss their new book, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in...

  • Will The Economic Future Be More Like 'Star Trek' Or 'Elysium'?

    To help publicize The Second Machine Age we went on a two-week book tour, visiting Berkeley, San Francisco and Seattle on the West Coast and Boston, Washington and New York on the East. The days...


Contact Information

Office: E62-414
Phone: (617) 253-4319
Fax: (617) 258-7579
Support Staff
Name: Susan Young
Phone: 617-324-7328