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Support our groundbreaking research

Join us in our mission to advance our collective understanding of the digital economy.

One of the grand challenges of our time is the reinvention of our economy and society to keep up with AI and the acceleration of technology. Our methods, mechanisms, laws, and institutions were developed for a different age—a waning era of an economy based on atoms, rather than bits.

The mission of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab is to advance our collective understanding of the digital economy so that we can build a tech-driven economy that benefits everyone.

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. 

To learn more about how you can support our mission, please contact Executive Director Christie Ko or click the Support Us button below.

We are part of Stanford HAI. Learn more about our fundraising policy.

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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. Affiliates may also have the option to engage in Lab research projects.

Foundations & Philanthropies

Dieter Schwarz Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

National Science Foundation

Open Philanthropy

Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

Russell Sage Foundation

Schmidt Futures

Smith Richardson Foundation


American Express


Automatic Data Processing

Capgemini SE

Deepmind Technologies




McKinsey & Company





Wells Fargo & Company

Corporations support the Lab through several mechanisms: the HAI Membership program, the DEL Corporate Affiliate Program, sponsored research, charitable donations, and in-kind contributions.


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Stanford HAI and the Stanford Digital Economy Lab strictly adhere to Stanford University’s commitment to openness in research. Learn more about Stanford’s policy on conduct of research.

Please reference our statements on HAI’s commitment to independence, and to transparency in regards to our values and our fundraising policy

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