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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.


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

Erik Brynjolfsson

The Stanford Digital Economy Lab is directed by Erik Brynjolfsson, one of the foremost experts in the world on the digital economy.


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

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