The Lab is directed by Erik Brynjolfsson, whose research focuses on the economic implications of digital technologies and artificial intelligence. One of the most cited authors on the economics of information, Brynjolfsson was among the first researchers to measure productivity contributions of IT and the complementary role of organizational capital and other intangibles.
Inequality is rising, growth is stagnant, the environment is suffering, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed every crack in our systems. But the answer to our problems is not revolution, argues Harvard’s Philippe Aghion. We should create a better capitalism by understanding and harnessing the power of creative destruction.