Sebastian Steffen

PhD Candidate

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sebastian Steffen is a PhD candidate in Information Technologies at MIT Sloan and a researcher at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. He is advised by Erik Brynjolfsson. Sebastian’s research focuses on the effects of IT and automation on labor markets. In particular, he studies how market values of skills have changed due to direct and indirect automation and how these changes impact workers and occupations.

Before beginning his studies at MIT, Sebastian worked as a research assistant with Susan Athey and Markus Mobius at Microsoft Research - New England. He received a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University.