Daniel Rock

Welcome! I'm a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the MIT Initiative on the Digital EconomyI am interested in the impact that technology has on workers, firms, markets, and the economy. My work shows that new digital technologies and intangible assets are an increasingly important component of economic activity. In this environment, investment in data assets, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and technological human capital are critical margins for firm competition and social change. Further, as the set of tasks which can be done by different technologies expands, workers are faced with uncertain decisions about which skills to acquire. In my research, I measure and explain how some of these trends are evolving.

Much of my work is in collaboration with the LinkedIn Economic Graph Research team. I also have an ongoing collaboration with a major U.S. Stock Exchange to measure the effects of new data products on market performance. 

You can learn more about my research here or download my CV here. Starting in July 2020, I will be an Assistant Professor in the Operations, Information, and Decisions Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.