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The Stanford Digital Economy Lab is an interdisciplinary research group studying how digital technologies are transforming work, organizations, and the economy—towards a world of shared prosperity.

An engine for research and education, we bring together an unprecedented group of stakeholders to analyze data, run experiments, develop theories, and provide actionable insights.

The Lab is part is an integral part of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI). We are the Institute’s primary hub for conducting research related to the economic implications of technology—a demonstration of HAI’s multidisciplinary approach to addressing complex problems. The Lab is co-sponsored by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

The Lab is also deeply committed to industry engagement. We are building a community of researchers, practitioners, executives, and policy-makers to help shape the future of work. Industry engagement is a core component of our strategy.

Corporate Affiliate Program

The Corporate Affiliate Program seeks to:

  • Create opportunities for industry professionals to network with leading academics and to discuss key topics related to the digital economy.
     
  • Create a community of industry leaders who will be deeply knowledgeable about the digital economy and use our research to inform their work, as well as provide feedback to our team.
     
  • Raise awareness about The Lab’s mission and research.
     
  • Facilitate knowledge-sharing and discussions about datasets that could be used to further our work.

Program benefits

Invitations to virtual and in-person events, including our annual conference, seminar series, lectures, and industry-focused discussions.

Facilitated opportunities to engage with Lab faculty, staff, students, and affiliates.

Option to engage in Lab sponsored research projects (funding provided and contracted separately, outside the scope of the Corporate Affiliate Program).

Option to send a visiting scholar to join the Stanford research team to work on a project (in accordance with the Dean of Research’s policies).

Recognition on Lab website and at S-DEL events.


Program fee + for more information

The program fee is $50,000 per year. Please note that the Stanford Digital Economy Lab Corporate Affiliate Program is governed by the Stanford University Policies Affecting Industrial Affiliates Program Memberships.

For more information, please contact Christie Ko, Executive Director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab.

Capgemini signs on as first Stanford Digital Economy Lab Corporate Affiliate


We’re excited to share the news that Capgemini has signed on as our first Corporate Affiliate member. The global consulting firm will collaborate with the Lab on research exploring digital platforms and other pressing issues of the digital economy.

Our research

AI & The Future of Work

What will the future of work look like? Our research seeks to understand the evolution of the global workforce in a rapidly changing digital economy.

Digital Platforms

We analyze the ways that companies are doing business via digital and intelligent technologies—and the impact these advancements have on the economy and society. 

Measuring the Digital Economy

Our research team explores and creates better methods and models to measure the health of an increasingly digital-centric economy.

Data Driven Decision Making and Management Practices

Our research measures, assesses, and predicts how data-driven decision-making and management practices are impacting the global economy and workforce. 

Economic and Productivity Impacts of COVID-19

We examine how businesses and workers are adapting to measures, such as lockdowns and remote working, brought on by the pandemic.

S-DEL Director Erik Brynjolfsson
Erik Brynjolfsson leads the Stanford Digital Economy Lab.
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