Erik Brynjolfsson is an American academic, and Schussel Family Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, known for his contributions to the world of IT Productivity research and work on the economics of information more generally.
Brynjolfsson earned his A.B., Magna cum laude, and MS in Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences at Harvard University. He received a Ph.D. in Managerial Economics from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Brynjolfsson has served on the faculties of MIT, Harvard and Stanford. In 2001 he is appointed Schussel Family Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He lectures and consults worldwide, and serves on corporate boards. He teaches the popular course 15.567, The Economics of Information: Strategy, Structure, and Pricing, at Sloan. He was also a contributing member to the Winter, 2004 Boston Ski and Sports Club (BSSC) Championship flag football team.
- United States of America
- Information Systems, Economics, Technological Change
- MIT Sloan School of Management
- Alma mater
- Harvard, MIT
- Notable students
- Sinan Aral, Lorin M. Hitt, Marshall Van Alstyne, Shinkyu Yang, Michael D. Smith, Yu (Jeffrey) Hu, Xiaoquan (Michael) Zhang
- Known for
- Productivity paradox, The Long Tail, Bundling of Information Goods, Cyberbalkanization
- Notable awards
- John D.C. Little Award for Best Paper in Marketing Science;