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Title: Principal Research Scientist, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
Location: Cambridge, United States
Fields of operation: Digital, Technology, Education
Andrew McAfee, a principal research scientist at MIT, studies how digital 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) was a New York Times bestseller and was nominated by the Financial Times as one of the best business books of the year. He writes two blogs, academic papers, 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, Davos, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and in front of many other audiences. He was educated at Harvard and at MIT, where he is the co-founder of the Institute’s Initiative on the Digital Economy. 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.