Anna Mikusheva recognized for outstanding support and mentorship of graduate advisees
Anna Mikusheva recognized for outstanding support and mentorship of graduate advisees
MIT News highlights Anna Mikusheva, recently honored as "Committed to Caring" for her outstanding mentorship of graduate advisees. Mikusheva was recognized for the generosity with which she gives time and advice, her deep respect for students and their ideas, and her proactive approach to connecting with students regularly, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.
MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future releases final report
MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future releases final report
The MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future, co-chaired by Ford Professor of Economics David Autor, has released its final report summarizing more than two years of research. The Work of the Future: Building Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines finds that while technological change is replacing some jobs, it is also creating new work. The task force finds that, with better policy and a more realistic understanding of technological change, more people could continue enjoying good careers, even as technology transforms the employment landscape.
Nancy Rose named recipient of the 2020 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award
Nancy Rose named recipient of the 2020 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award
Charles Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics Nancy Rose has been honored with the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award in recognition of her accomplishments as a scholar, teacher, advisor, and leader at MIT Economics and in the profession at large. The Bell Award is given annually by the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (AEA CSWEP) to individuals who have furthered the status of women in the economics profession through their example, achievements, and mentorship.
3 Questions: Daron Acemoglu on the US tax system and automation
3 Questions: Daron Acemoglu on the US tax system and automation
In a recent MIT News feature, Institute Professor Daron Acemoglu discusses his recent MIT Work of the Future brief with economics PhD student Andrea Manera and Boston University's Pascual Restrepo, "Taxes, Automation, and the Future of Labor."
MIT economists on the impacts of Covid-19
MIT economists on the impacts of Covid-19
MIT economists are producing working papers and research-based insights on the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
MIT News: David Autor receives Heinz Award
MIT News: David Autor receives Heinz Award
Ford Professor of Economics David Autor has been named the recipient of a special award commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Heinz Awards, granted annually in memory of U.S. Senator John Heinz. Autor is honored for his research on the critical issues of employment, trade, education and economic security.
Distributed Ledgers: Design and Regulation of Financial Infrastructure and Payment Systems
Distributed Ledgers: Design and Regulation of Financial Infrastructure and Payment Systems
A new book by Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics Robert Townsend provides economic analysis of distributed ledger technology (DLT), and its potential to transform economic organization and financial structures. Published last week, Distributed Ledgers is available free of charge via open access at MIT Press.
Economics alum Allison Thompkins (PhD '11) on finding success at MIT as a student with a disability
Economics alum Allison Thompkins (PhD '11) on finding success at MIT as a student with a disability
Alum Allison Thompkins (PhD '11) is featured in a guide to wheelchair-friendly higher education, recently released by New Mobility magazine and the United Spinal Association. While completing her dissertation at MIT, Thompkins worked as a consultant to The World Bank, analyzing a microlending program for people with disabilities in India. Thompkins' dissertation also included research on economic opportunities for those with disabilities working in the field of development economics.
Graduate program accepting applications for fall 2021
Graduate program accepting applications for fall 2021
The MIT Economics Graduate Program is now accepting applications for fall 2021 admission. The GRE is not required as part of this year's application process. More information and our online application portal are available at the link below.
Resources on antiracism and racial equity in economics
Resources on antiracism and racial equity in economics
The Department of Economics at MIT stands in solidarity with those demanding justice and equity for black lives, and we are committed to taking concrete actions to diversity the voices in our community.
MIT News: Uncertainty, belief, and economic outcomes
MIT News: Uncertainty, belief, and economic outcomes
Stephen Morris has spent his career taking thorny problems about information and beliefs and finding useful ways to model them, in areas applicable to finance, central banking, firm decisions, and even nonfinancial markets such as school-choice plans. His work is featured in MIT News this week.
Amy Finkelstein elected to the British Academy
Amy Finkelstein elected to the British Academy
John and Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics Amy Finkelstein has been elected to the British Academy in recognition of her distinguished work in the field of economics. The academy is the UK's leading organization for the humanities and social sciences, and Professor Finkelstein is among 86 academics honored with the world-leading Fellowship this year.
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