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.
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.
PhD student Antoine Levy studies the influence of regional economics on national politics
PhD student Antoine Levy studies the influence of regional economics on national politics
MIT News features fifth year PhD student Antoine Levy's work on local variations in economic activity, and how they drive national policies.
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.
MIT News: Mask mandates have major impact, study finds
MIT News: Mask mandates have major impact, study finds
Working paper co-authored by Victor Chernozhukov finds that introducing a uniform national mask mandate for public-facing U.S. business employees on April 1 would have saved tens of thousands of lives.
MIT News: The urban job escalator has stopped moving
MIT News: The urban job escalator has stopped moving
New study by David Autor shows that Black and Latino workers are particularly affected by the decline in middle-class urban jobs in recent decades.
Muhamet Yildiz elected Economic Theory Fellow by the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory
Muhamet Yildiz elected Economic Theory Fellow by the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory
Professor Muhamet Yildiz, along with eighteen other scholars, has been named an Economic Theory Fellow for 2020, in recognition of his scientific excellence and advancement of economic theory.
Economics faculty honored as "Committed to Caring" for 2020-2021
Economics faculty honored as "Committed to Caring" for 2020-2021
Daron Acemoglu and Anna Mikusheva are among twelve MIT professors recognized through the Committed to Caring program this year. The honor recognizes "outstanding mentors" who demonstrate true commitment to caring for students and their well-being.
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: 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.
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