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|UEA Lecture: Lord Nicholas Stern on April 9th
Join us on Tuesday, April 9th at 4PM in 2-190 for Lord Nicholas Stern's talk titled, "The Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century: The Drive to the Zero-carbon Economy." Abstract: The world economy will likely double in around two decades. And the world's infrastructure will likely double a little more rapidly than that. At the same time to deliver on the Paris agreement, emissions will have to be cut sharply by 40% or more in that period. And the world will have to achieve net zero emissions within 50 years (with still stronger ambition if the target is set to 1.5oC). It is clear therefore, that the next two decades are critical for the sustainability of lives and livelihoods on the planet. However, the rapid change that we require can be the engine of inclusive growth and poverty reduction over these coming decades. It can be a growth story full of discovery, innovation, investment and inclusion. And embody much more attractive ways to live and work. This lecture/seminar will describe the urgency and magnitude of the challenge, discuss some of the key policies and actions, and show how the great opportunities offered by this transition can be taken.
|Josh Angrist named 2019 MacVicar Faculty Fellow
Ford Professor of Economics, Josh Angrist, has been named one of four 2019 Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellows, MIT's highest honor in undergraduate teaching. He will be honored on Friday, March 8, from 2 - 4pm in Room 6-120, during MacVicar Day.
|Econ Dept-Wide Seminar: Charlie Sprenger on March 20th
Thank you for joining us on Wednesday, March 20 at 4pm in E51-315 for a talk by Charlie Sprenger, UCSD.
|Spring Undergrad Open House on March 6th
Thank you for joining us for an open house on Wednesday, March 6th at 4pm in E52-324.
|UEA Lecture: Why is the Economics of Climate Change so Difficult and Controversial?
Thank you for joining us on Thursday, March 7 at 4pm in 3-370 for a lecture from Martin Weitzman (Harvard University). Description: The economic analysis of climate change presents an incredibly difficult intellectual challenge. It compels the economist to confront issues that push economic analysis to the breaking point - and sometimes well beyond. Economists are forced to grapple with many issues that are novel or that have previously been swept aside. The questions being raised are of supreme importance, but do not often lend themselves to simple or easy answers. This talk will provide a fast-paced crash course on why the economics of climate change is so especially difficult and so especially controversial.
|Nikhil Agarwal named a 2019 Sloan Foundation Research Fellow
Agarwal is a leading scholar in the empirical analysis of matching markets, including the National Medical Residency Match Program, public school choice, and organ transplant programs, and has been an invited lecturer for NBER Methods lectures and the AEA Continuing Education program. His most recent work on kidney exchange platforms was featured in a November Vox article.
|Ph.D. student, Lucy Page, co-authors op-ed featured in the New York Times
MIT doctoral student, Lucy Page, co-authors "A New Home for Extreme Poverty: Middle-Income Countries" for the New York Times. The article describes how many of the world's most impoverished people are not receiving aid, as they live in countries whose economies are growing and are no longer eligible to receive assistance. Making matters worse, the governments in high-poverty, middle-income countries are often slow to redistribute income to the poor. The authors suggest that donors focus on increasing the tax and redistribution abilities of these governments and strengthening democratic institutions.
|Olivier Blanchard gives the AEA Presidential Address
Olivier Blanchard, the Robert M. Solow Professor of Economics Emeritus and the 2018 President of the American Economic Association, delivered his presidential address on "Public Debt and Low Interest Rates" at the AEA meetings in early January. Hear him speak at MIT on January 17th in E51-345 from 11:30am - 1:00pm.
|Parag Pathak receives the John Bates Clark Medal at the 2019 AEA Meetings
Parag Pathak received the John Bates Clark Medal at the American Economic Association (AEA) meeting in Atlanta in early January. This honors the American economist under the age of 40 who has made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. The award was presented by AEA President Ben Bernanke (PhD '79).
|20th Anniversary of the Euro: The Past and the Future - Panel on January 17th
Daron Acemoglu of MIT, George Alogoskoufis of Tufts, Olivier Blanchard of Peterson Institute and MIT, and Jeffrey Frankel of Harvard served on an MIT Economics Panel during IAP in January 2019.
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