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Ajay K. Agrawal

Strategic Management / University of Toronto /

Application Areas

Artificial Intelligence


Ajay Agrawal is the Geoffrey Taber Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA. He is the founder of U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab, which is home to one of the greatest concentrations of A.I.-enabled companies of any program on Earth. Report on Business Magazine named him to its “Power 50” list of the most influential Canadians to watch, calling him “a key contributor to Toronto’s emergence as a world-class technology ecosystem.” His best-selling book, Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence, was released in May 2018 from Harvard Press. And his scholarly book, The Economics of Artificial Intelligence: An Agenda, for which he was an editor and coauthor, was published by the University of Chicago Press in May of 2019. Ladies & Gentlemen, please welcome Ajay Agrawal.

Research Interests

  • Economics of artificial intelligence
  • Science policy
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Geography of innovation


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