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Erik Brynjolfsson

 

Erik Brynjolfsson is Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Professor at MIT Sloan School, and Research Associate at NBER. His research examines the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and performance, digital commerce, and intangible assets. At MIT, he teaches courses on the Economics of Information and the Analytics Lab. Author or co-editor of several books including NYTimes best-seller The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, Brynjolfsson is editor of SSRN’s Information System Network and has served on the editorial boards of numerous academic journals.

Papers, Books, Articles

Dec- 2016

Brynjolfsson, Erik, Tomer Geva, and Shachar Reichman. "Crowd Squared: Amplifying the Predictive Power of Search Trend Data." MIS Quarterly, 40(4): 941-961.
Jul/Aug-16 McAfee, Andrew and Erik Brynjolfsson. "Human Work in the Robotic Future: Policy for the Age of Automation." Foreign Affairs, July/August 2016.
Jun-16  Brynjolfsson, Erik, “How IoT Changes Decision Making, Security and Public Policy,” MIT Sloan Experts, June 30, 2016.
May-16 Brynjolfsson, Erik and Kristina McElheran. "The Rapid Adoption of Data-Driven Decision-Making." American Economic Review, 106(5): 133-139.
Mar-16  McAfee, Andrew and Erik Brynjolfsson. "Where Computers Defeat Humans, and Where They Can't." The New York Times, March 16, 2016.

Mar-16

Saunders, Adam and Erik Brynhjolfsson. "Valuing Information Technology Related Intangible Assets." MIS Quarterly, 40(1): 83-110.
Jan-16  Brynjolfsson, Erik and Kristina McElheran. "Data in Action: Data-Driven Decision Making in U.S. Manufacturing." (January 01, 2016). US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper.
Dec-15  Bertsimas, Dimitris, Erik Brynjolfsson, Shachar Reichman, and John Silberholz. (2015). "OR Forum—Tenure Analytics: Models for Predicting Research Impact." Operations Research, 63(6): 1246-1261
Jul/Aug-15 Brynjolfsson, Erik and Andrew McAfee. "Will Humans Go the Way of Horses?" Foreign Affairs, July/August 2015.
Jul/Aug-14 Brynjolfsson, Erik, Andrew McAfee, and Michael Spence. "New World Order: Labor, Capital, and Ideas in the Power Law Economy." Foreign Affairs, July/August 2014.
Apr-14 Brynjolfsson, Erik, Andrew McAfee, and James Manyika, “Will Your Job Disappear?New Perspectives Quarterly, 31: 74–77. doi:10.1111/npqu.11457
Mar-14 Bloom, Nicholas, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron S. Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta Eksten, and John Van Reenen. "IT and Management in America." (March 2014). CEPR Discussion Paper.
Feb-14 Brynjolfsson, Erik and Andrew McAfee, “The Dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence.” The Atlantic, February 14, 2014.
Jan-14 Brynjolfsson, Erik and Andrew McAfee. The Second Machine Age: Work Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2014.
Summer-13 Brynjolfsson, Erik, Yu Jeffrey Hu, and Mohammad S. Rahman. "Competing in the Age of Omnichannel Retailing.MIT Sloan Management Review, Summer 2013.
Aug-13 Wu, Lynn and Erik Brynjolfsson. "The Future of Prediction: How Google Searches Foreshadow Housing Prices and Sales." (August 2013).
Jun-13 Brynjolfsson, Erik and Paul Milgrom. "Complementarity in Organizations." In The Handbook for Organization Economics. Eds. Robert Gibbons and John Roberts. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2013. 11-55. Print.
Jan-13 Bloom, Nicholas, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron S. Jarmin, Itay Saporta-Eksten, and John Van Reenen. "Management in America." (January 15, 2013). US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies.
Jan-13  Brynjolfsson, Erik, and Andrew McAfee. "The Great Decoupling." New Perspectives Quarterly, 30: 61–63. doi:10.1111/npqu.11362
Dec- 2012 Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson. "Jobs, Productivity and the Great Decoupling." The New York Times, December 11, 2012.
Oct-12 McAfee, Andrew and Erik Brynjolfsson. "Big Data: The Management Revolution." Harvard Business Review, October 2012.
Sept-12 Aral, Sinan, Erik Brynjolfsson, and Marshall W. Van Alstyne. "Information, Technology, and Information Worker Productivity." Information Systems Research, 23(3-part-2): 849-867.
May-12 Aral, Sinan, Erik Brynjolfsson, and Lynn Wu, "Three-Way Complementarities: Performance Pay, Human Resource Analytics, and Information Technology." Management Science, 58(5): 913-931.
Feb-12 Brynjolfsson, Erik, and Andrew McAfee, "Thriving in the Automated Economy." The Futurist, March-April 2012.
Jan-12 Tambe, Prasana, Lorin Hitt, and Erik Brynjolfsson "The Extroverted Firm: How External Information Practices Affect Innovation and Productivity" Management Science. 58(5): 843-859.
Jan-12 Brynjolfsson, Erik, and Andrew McAfee, "Winning the Race with Ever-Smarter Machines." MIT Sloan Management Review, Winter 2012.
Nov-11 Brynjolfsson, Erik, and Andrew McAfee. Race Against the Machine. Lexington: Digital Frontier Press, 2011.
Nov-11 Brynjolfsson, Erik, and Andrew McAfee, "The Big Data Boom is the Innovation Story of Our Time." The Atlantic. (November 2011).
Oct-11 Brynjolfsson, Erik, and Andrew McAfee, "Why Workers Are Losing the War Against Machines" The Atlantic. October, 2011.
Oct-11 Brynjolfsson, Erik, and Andrew McAfee, "Why the Massive Wealth of the 1% Could Ruin the Economy." The Atlantic. October, 2011.
Oct-11 Brynjolfsson, Erik, and Andrew McAfee "Where Human Workers Can Still Beat Robots (at Least for Now)." The Atlantic, October 24, 2011.
Aug-11
Brynjolfsson, Erik, Yu (Jeffrey) Hu, and Duncan Simester, "Goodbye Pareto Principle, Hello Long Tail: The Effect of Search Costs on the Concentration of Product Sale." Management Science 57 (2011) 1373-1386.
Apr-11 Brynjolfsson, Erik, Lorin Hitt, and Heekyung Kim, Strength in Numbers: How Does Data-Driven Decision Making Affect Firm Performance? (April 22, 2011). Available at SSRN.
Dec-10 Brynjolfsson, Erik, Yu (Jeffrey) Hu, and Michael D. Smith "Research Commentary - Long Tails vs. Superstars: The Effect of Information Technology on Product Variety and Sales Concentration Patterns" Information Systerms Research, 21(4): 736-747.
May-10 Brynjolfsson, Erik, Paul Hofmann, and John Jordan, "Cloud Computing and Electricity: Beyond the Utility Model," Communications of the ACM 53(5): 32-34.
Nov-09 Brynjolfsson, Erik, Astrid A. Dick, and Michael D. Smith “A Nearly Perfect Market? Differentiation vs. Price in Consumer ChoiceQuantitative Marketing and Economics, November 2009.
Nov-09 Brynjolfsson, Erik, Yu (Jeffrey) Hu, and Mohammad Rahman, "Battle of the Retail Channels: How Product Selection and Geography Drive Cross-Channel Competition," Management Science 55(11): 1755-1765.
Oct-09

Brynjolfsson, Erik, and Adam Saunders. Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology is Reshaping the Economy. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009.

Sep-09 Brynjolfsson, Erik, and Adam Saunders, "What the GDP Gets Wrong (Why Managers Should Care)" MIT Sloan Management Review (September, 2009).
Aug-09 Brynjolfsson, Erik, and Michael Schrage,"The New, Faster Face of Innovation: Thanks to Technology, Change Has Never Been So Easy-or So Cheap" The Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2009.
Jul-09 Simester, Duncan, Yu (Jeffrey) Hu, Erik Brynjolfsson, and Eric Anderson, "Dynamics of Retail Advertising: Evidence from a Field Experiment Economic Inquiry, 47: 482-499. (2007)
Jul-08 McAfee, Andrew, and Erik Brynjolfsson, "Investing in the IT That Makes a Competitive Difference" Harvard Business Review, (July-August, 2006).
Apr-07
McAfee, Andrew, and Erik Brynjolfsson, "Dog Eat Dog:  Be warned: Industries that buy a lot of technology are becoming as cutthroat as those that produce technology" The Wall Street Journal, April, 28, 2007.
Apr-07
Brynjolfsson, Erik, and Andrew McAfee, "Beyond Enterprise 2.0" (Interview) MIT Sloan Management Review, 48(3): 50-55. (Spring 2007). MIT Sloan Management Review, 48(3): (Spring, 2007).
Oct-06
Aral, Sinan, Erik Brynjolfsson, and Marshall W.Van Alstyne, Information, Technology and Information Worker Productivity: Task Level Evidence , MIT Center for Digital Business Working Paper (October, 2006). Best Paper Award, International Conference on Information Systems, 2006.
Oct-06
Aral, Sinan, Erik Brynjolfsson, and D.J. Wu, Which Came First, IT or Productivity? The Virtuous Cycle of Investment and Use in Enterprise Systems , MIT Center for Digital Business Working Paper, (October, 2006).
Jul-06
Brynjolfsson, Erik, Yu (Jeffrey) Hu, and Michael D. Smith, "From Niches to Riches: Anatomy of the Long Tail," MIT Sloan Management Review, 47(4): 67-71. (Summer 2006)
Jun-06
Brynjolfsson, Erik and Xiaoquan "Michael" Zhang, Innovation Incentives for Information Goods, Innovation Policy and the Economy, Vol. 7 (2006): 99-123.
May-06
Brynjolfsson, Erik, “Streamlined distribution and price transparency thru e-commerce” (consulting project) (May, 2006).  
Jun-05
Van Alstyne, Marshall, and Erik Brynjolfsson "Global Village or Cyberbalkans: Modeling and Measuring the Integration of Electronic Communities", Management Science, 51(6): 851-868.
May-05 Brynjolfsson, Erik "Seven Pillars of Productivity" Optimize, May 2005.

See Prof. Brynjolfsson's SSRN page for additional papers

 

Last updated October 28, 2016

 

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