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: The next generation of energy leaders
MIT News: The next generation of energy leaders
PhD student Abigail Ostriker talks with MIT News about her work at the intersection of economics and energy and her research with classmate Anna Russo into whether subsidized flood insurance causes overdevelopment.
MIT News: The changing world of work
MIT News: The changing world of work
Ford Professor of Economics David Autor, co-chair of MIT's Task Force on the Work of the Future, recently joined his fellow task force leaders to discuss the rapid workforce changes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
MIT News: Who gets ventilator priority?
MIT News: Who gets ventilator priority?
A working paper co-authored by Parag Pathak offers a new "reserve system" for assigning ventilators and other medical resources to Covid-19 patients. The paper suggests that by allocating medical resources among multiple groups at the same time, rather than applying a single set of criteria to all patients, it is possible to avoid one group getting all, or none, of medical resources that are in short supply.
MIT Technology Review: A healthy understanding
MIT Technology Review: A healthy understanding
Amy Finkelstein has changed what we know about Medicaid, Medicare, the economics of health care- and, increasingly, medical care itself.
MIT News: The effects of robots and automation on employment
MIT News: The effects of robots and automation on employment
New research co-authored by Daron Acemoglu is the basis of a three-part series by MIT News examining how robots and automation are impacting employment.
MIT economists Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee win Nobel Prize
MIT economists Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee win Nobel Prize
Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, MIT economists whose work has helped transform antipoverty research and relief efforts, have been named co-winners of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, along with another co-winner, Harvard University economist Michael Kremer.
Abhijit Banerjee elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Abhijit Banerjee elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Ford International Professor of Economics Abhijit Banerjee has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his "distinguished and continuing achievements in original research." The NAS was established by Congress to provide independent, objective advice on matters related to science and technology, and membership is one of the most significant honors given to academic researchers.
Whitney Newey elected Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association
Whitney Newey elected Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association
Ford Professor of Economics Whitney Newey has been named a distinguished fellow of the American Economic Association. The award, which is presented to economists of high distinction in the United States and Canada, recognizes Newey's outstanding contributions to the field of econometrics.
Dave Donaldson elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Dave Donaldson elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
MIT Professor of Economics Dave Donaldson has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research. The academy counts as its members some of the most accomplished leaders in academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts.
Jonathan Gruber awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Jonathan Gruber awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Jon Gruber has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2020, a prestigious award that recognizes "prior achievement and exceptional promise." Last year, Gruber was part of a team that helped Louisiana develop and pilot a new subscription model for making expensive, life-saving drugs affordable for all. His Guggenheim Fellowship will allow him to evaluate the benefits of the policy.
Nikhil Agarwal's work to improve kidney transplant exchanges is in the spotlight!
Nikhil Agarwal's work to improve kidney transplant exchanges is in the spotlight!
MIT faculty member Nikhil Agarwal is advancing economic science and medical policy with his empirical research on programs to match kidney transplant patients with available organs. His work suggests that changes in the operation of live donor organ exchanges could increase the number of matches by as much as 30 to 60 percent.
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