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Erik Brynjolfsson

Erik Brynjolfsson

Director

Erik Brynjolfsson is one of the foremost experts on the digital economy in the world.

Erik Brynjolfsson’s research examines the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and performance, digital commerce, and intangible assets. A best-selling author, he writes and speaks to global audiences about these topics.

Erik is the director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab and the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor and senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI), He also serves as the Ralph Landau Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), professor by courtesy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Department of Economics, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).


“AI won’t replace managers, but managers who use AI will replace those who don’t.”

Erik Brynjolfsson


One of the most-cited authors on the economics of information, Erik was among the first researchers to measure productivity contributions of IT and the complementary role of organizational capital and other intangibles. He has done pioneering research on digital commerce, the Long Tail, bundling and pricing models, intangible assets, and the effects of IT on business strategy, productivity, and performance.

Erik speaks globally and is the author of nine books including, with co-author Andrew McAfee, best-seller The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, and Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future. He has authored more than 100 academic articles and holds five patents. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University in applied mathematics and decision sciences and a Ph.D. from MIT in managerial economics.

Affiliations

  • Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI
  • Ralph Landau Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic and Policy Research
  • Professor, by courtesy, Department of Economics
  • Professor, by courtesy, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Fireside Chat: AI & The Future of Work Conference

Erik talks with Eric Schmidt, co-founder of Schmidt Futures and former executive chairman and CEO of Google.

 
Christie Ko

Christie Ko

Executive Director

Christie Ko is the executive director of the Digital Economy Lab.

Prior to joining Stanford, she was is associate director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. Christie also served as the head of Member Services for the MIT Energy Initiative, where she worked closely with corporations, foundations, and individuals to support research, symposia, events, and educational programs. During her time at MITEI, she also ramped up a multi-disciplinary Energy Studies Minor and piloted an internship program.

Christie received a BA in literature from Boston University and an MS in writing and cultural politics from the University of Edinburgh.

 
Susan Athey

Susan Athey

Affiliated Faculty

Susan Athey’s research focuses on the areas of industrial organization, microeconomic theory, and applied econometrics.

Her current research also focuses on the design of auction-based marketplaces and the economics of the internet, primarily on online advertising and the economics of the news media. In addition, Susan has studied dynamic mechanisms and games with incomplete information, comparative statics under uncertainty, and econometric methods for analyzing auction models.

Affiliations

  • The Economics of Technology Professor Professor of Economics (by courtesy)
  • School of Humanities and Sciences Senior Fellow
  • Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Researcher

 
Nicholas Bloom

Nicholas Bloom

Affiliated Faculty

Nick Bloom’s research interests focus on measuring and explaining management practices across firms and countries.

His research includes collecting data from thousands of manufacturing firms, retailers, schools and hospitals across countries to develop a quantitative basis for management research. Recently, Nick has also been running management field experiments in India to identify clearly causal links between management and performance.

Another prominent area of Nick’s research focuses on the causes and consequences of uncertainty arising from events such as the credit crunch, the 9/11 terrorist attack, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

Nick also researches how innovation and IT affects tax, trade, and regulation.

 
Mark Duggan

Mark Duggan

Affiliated Faculty

Mark Duggan is The Trione Director of SIEPR and The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics at Stanford University.

He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering at MIT in 1992 and 1994, respectively, and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1999. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and serves on the editorial board of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

Before arriving at Stanford in the summer of 2014, Duggan served as the Rowan Family Foundation Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and was also the faculty director of the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative and the chair of Wharton’s Business Economics and Public Policy Department.

Affiliations

  • The Trione Director and Senior Fellow Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
  • The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor Department of Economics
 
Charles Eesley

Charles Eesley

Affiliated Faculty

Chuck Eesley is an Associate Professor and W.M. Keck Foundation Faculty Scholar in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University.

As part of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, his research focuses on the role of the institutional and university environment in high-growth, technology entrepreneurship. His research focuses on rethinking how the educational and policy environment shapes the economic and entrepreneurial impact of university alumni.

His field research spans China, Japan, Chile, Bangladesh, Thailand and Silicon Valley and has received awards from the Schulze Foundation, the Technical University of Munich, and the Kauffman Foundation.

Chuck is a faculty affiliate at the Stanford Center for International Development, the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Stanford King Center on Global Development. He is also a member of the editorial board for the Strategic Management Journal.

Affiliations

  • Associate Professor and W.M. Keck Foundation Faculty Scholar in the Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University
 
Kathleen Eisenhardt

Kathleen Eisenhardt

Affiliated Faculty

Kathleen Eisenhardt is the Stanford W. Ascherman M.D. Professor and a faculty member in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.

Her recent book (with Don Sull), Simple Rules: How to Survive in a Complex World, explores how simplicity tames complexity in business, life, and nature. She is also co-author (with Shona Brown) of Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos, winner of the George R. Terry Book Award for outstanding contribution to management thinking and an Amazon Top 10 Annual Business and Investing book. Kathleen is also author of over 100 articles in research and business journals, and the first author featured in Harvard Business Review’s OnPoint collection. She has been a Distinguished Visiting Professor with Insead’s Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise area.

Affiliations

  • Stanford W. Ascherman, M.D. Professor in the School of Engineering, Management Science and Engineering

 
John Etchemendy

John Etchemendy

Affiliated Faculty

John Etchemendy is Provost, Emeritus, the Patrick Suppes Family Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and the Denning Family Co-Director of HAI.

Affiliations

  • Provost Emeritus and Patrick Suppes Family Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University
  • Denning Co-Director, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
 
Matthew Gentzkow

Matthew Gentzkow

Affiliated Faculty

Matthew Gentzkow is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He studies applied microeconomics with a focus on media industries. He received the 2014 John Bates Clark Medal, given by the American Economic Association to the American economist under the age of forty who has made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and a former co-editor of American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. Other awards include the 2016 Calvó-Armengol International Prize, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes for Health, and Sloan Foundation, and a Faculty Excellence Award for teaching. He studied at Harvard University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1997, a master’s degree in 2002, and a Ph.D. in 2004.

Affiliations

  • Landau Professor in Technology and the Economy

 
Ramesh Johari

Ramesh Johari

Affiliated Faculty

Ramesh Johari is broadly interested in the design, economic analysis, and operation of online platforms, as well as statistical and machine learning techniques used by these platforms, such as search, recommendation, matching, and pricing algorithms.

Affiliations

  • Professor of Management Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, of Computer Science and of Electrical Engineering
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