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Erik Brynjolfsson is the Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, the Schussel Family Professor at the MIT Sloan School, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research examines the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and employment. His recent projects study data-driven decision-making, the economic value of free goods on the Internet, and a survey of management practices and performance at American manufacturing plants. His findings have been recognized with 10 Best Paper prizes and five patents.
Brynjolfsson is also a director or advisor for several technology-intensive firms and lectures worldwide on technology and strategy. His books include Wired for Innovation: How IT is Reshaping the Economy and Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy. He received his A.B. and S.M. degrees from Harvard and his Ph.D. from MIT.