One of the most-cited authors on the economics of information, Brynjolfsson 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. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University in applied mathematics and decision sciences and a PhD from MIT in managerial economics.



Brynjolfsson speaks globally and is the author of nine books including:

The Second Machine Age: Word, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliane Technologies

A New York Times Bestseller
Co-Authored with Andrew McAfee

Two thinkers at the forefront of digital technology reveal the forces driving the reinvention or our lives and economy. Drawing on years or research and up-to-minute trends, this book identifies some of the far-reaching effects of digital technologies on our lives and businesses and how advanced infrastructure and near-boundless access to these cultural items will enrich our lives.

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future

Co-Authored with Andrew McAfee

From self-driving cars and 3D printers, online platforms for renting outfits and scheduling workouts, or crowd-sourced medical research and financial instruments, discover how to make the best of our collective future with the opportunities and challenges inherent in the science fiction technologies that have come to life in recent years.


Discover these and well over 100 other academic articles and live patents here.

Additional Academic Accomplishments

  • 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
  • Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Harvard University in applied mathematics and decision sciences
  • PhD from MIT in managerial economics