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Our mission is to advance our collective understanding of the digital economy.

The Stanford Digital Economy Lab conducts groundbreaking research on the impact of the digital economy.

The impact of a changing economy is being felt by everyone–and it’s crossing the boundaries of wealth, status, geography, and culture. The Stanford Digital Economy Lab is committed to lowering the barriers to understanding how the digital economy will shape our future with accessible, evidence-based information spanning a wide range of media.

We bring together an interdisciplinary group of passionate researchers to study how digital technologies are transforming work, organizations, and the economy. Our insights are helping companies, policymakers, students, and professionals rise to the challenges and opportunities created by digitization.

We believe in the power of human work and that augmenting human capabilities with machine capabilities will lead to the most profitable gains for everyone.

The Lab is part of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) and co-sponsored by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR).

We’re hiring!

Check out our postdoctoral openings in three research areas: Human-AI Interaction Systems & Civil Discourse, Measuring the Digital Economy, and AI and the Economics of Aging Populations.

Leading our vision

Erik Brynjolfsson and Christie Ko

Director Erik Brynjolfsson and Executive Director Christie Ko lead the Stanford Digital Economy Lab.

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Support our research

The Stanford Digital Economy Lab and Stanford HAI rely on philanthropic support as it pursues its mission to advance AI research, education, policy, and practice to improve the human condition. We invite you to make unrestricted gifts and pledges to support us by clicking on the link below.


We inspire dialogue and collaboration across the domains of economics, management, engineering, policy, and beyond.

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Become a Corporate Affiliate

Stanford Digital Economy Lab Corporate Affiliates receive invitations to our events and have the opportunity to talk with Lab faculty, staff, students, and fellows. Corporate Affiliates may also have the option to engage in Lab research projects.

We’re part of Stanford HAI

HAI is led by co-directors John Etchemendy and Fei-Fei Li

We are proud to be a part of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), one of the leading centers in the world focused on the the intersection of humans and artificial intelligence. Our work within the Institute provides the opportunity to put a human face on a field that often feels opaque or abstract. HAI is led by co-directors John Etchemendy and Fei-Fei Li.

Our advisory group features some of the brightest minds in the digital economy coming together to help guide the mission of the Lab.

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