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Andrew McAfee

Andrew McAfee, PhD, a principal research scientist at MIT and co-founder of its Initiative on the Digital Economy, studies how computer technologies are changing business, the economy, and society.

His 2014 book on these topics, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies (co-authored with Erik Brynjolfsson), has been both a New York Times and Wall Street Journal top 10 bestseller. He writes academic papers, two blogs, and articles for publications including Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The Wall St. Journal, and The New York Times. He's talked about his work on The Charlie Rose Show and 60 Minutes, at TED and the Aspen Ideas Festival, with Tom Friedman, and in front of many other global and domestic audiences.

Dr. McAfee was educated at Harvard and MIT. He lives in Cambridge, watches too much Red Sox baseball, doesn't ride his motorcycle enough, and starts his weekends with the New York Times Saturday crossword.

Dr. Andrew McAfee.