Stanford University

We pursue a deeper understanding of the digital economy and its impact on the future of work.


Our research is helping companies, policymakers, students, and professionals rise to the challenges and opportunities created by the digital economy.

Erik Brynjolfsson

Leading the way

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.


Far-reaching discussions

Explosion of colored powder

The Power of Creative Destruction

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.

NYT tech columnist Kevin Roose


New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose lays out a hopeful vision of how humans can thrive in the machine age. WATCH

Daron Acemoglu

Rebuilding post-COVID

MIT economist Daron Acemoglu believes that rebuilding post-COVID requires a complete overhaul of our institutions. WATCH

Our mission is to advance our collective understanding of the digital economy in order to build a tech-driven economy that benefits everyone.

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