Principal research scientist at MIT, co-author of “The Second Machine Age”
Andrew McAfee, a principal research scientist at MIT and cofounder 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 ten bestseller.
His research investigates how IT changes the way companies perform, organize themselves and compete, and at a higher level, how computerization affects competition, society, the economy and the workforce.
McAfee received his BS in mechanical engineering in 1988 and his MS in management in 1990 from MIT, and in 1999 his Doctorate from Harvard Business School.
He lives in Cambridge, watches too much Red Sox baseball, doesn't ride his motorcycle enough, and starts his weekends with the NYT Saturday crossword.