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).
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.
Prior to joining Stanford, she was 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.
Prior to joining Stanford, she was assistant director of workforce learning at the MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab, where she led membership development and community building, managed its research grant program, and supported program development and research activities. Susan also served as assistant director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE), where she managed the Analytics Lab action learning course, developed special projects, and supported strategic development of the Initiative. During her time at IDE, she was producer of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge, where she managed partnerships with collaborators and local teams responsible for implementing the program at a regional level across the globe.
Susan holds an MA in international relations from New York University and a BA in political science from the University of Chicago.
Claudia Allende is an applied microeconomist. She uses insights and empirical tools from Industrial Organization to study markets where public and private providers compete in an environment with substantial subsidies and regulation. The research projects focus on understanding the effects of public policies in equilibrium, taking into account frictions that are specific to industries like education, health care, and transportation. She collaborates with governments, NGOs, and private companies to build large data and rich sets from administrative records, collect additional data through surveys, and implement randomized control trials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.