He is also a postdoctoral researcher at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy.
Daniel’s research focuses on the impact that technology has on workers, firms, markets, and the economy. His work demonstrates how new digital technologies and intangible assets are an increasingly important component of economic activity.
In this environment, investment in data assets, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and technological human capital are critical margins for firm competition and social change. Further, as the set of tasks which can be done by different technologies expands, workers are faced with uncertain decisions about which skills to acquire. In his research, Rock measures and explains how these trends are evolving.
Daniel has collaborated with the LinkedIn Economic Graph Research team, as well as a major U.S. Stock Exchange to measure the effects of new data products on market performance.