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|Andre Medeiros Sztutman named Accenture Fellow
Economics PhD candidate Andre Medeiros Sztutman is one of five MIT recipients of the inaugural Accenture Fellows program, awarded to graduate students whose research has the potential to advance industry convergence through technology and innovation. Sztutman's work focuses on the development of tools for tackling adverse selection in insurance markets, contributing to the convergence of gig platforms, reporting agencies, and the insurance business.
|MIT News: A sleep study's eye-opening findings
In a new study of working poor in Chennai, India, Gary Loveman Career Development Associate Professor Frank Schilbach, recent PhD graduate Pedro Bessone, and co-authors find no measurable benefits for workers who sleep more at night, but increased productivity, psychological well-being, and cognition for those who take short afternoon naps at the workplace. The results could be due to the myriad adverse nighttime sleeping conditions faced by working poor in Chennai, and suggest that improving quality of sleep may matter more than increasing quantity.
|Daron Acemoglu: The AI we should fear is already here
Alarm over the rise of artificial intelligence often focuses on the notion of super-intelligent machines run amok at some point in the distant future. Writing in The Washington Post, Institute Professor Daron Acemoglu highlights the ominous effects of today's AI, which is already displacing workers, reproducing biases and inequities in the criminal justice system, and hampering the functioning of modern democracies by enabling governments and corporations to monitor and manipulate the behaviors of millions of people.
|Financial Times Economists Exchange: Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee
Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo reflect on what the pandemic has revealed about the "plumbing" of economic systems around the world, the dangers of inaction over climate change, and the state of the economics profession itself.
|3 Questions: James Poterba on making infrastructure pay off
In conversation with MIT News, Mitsui Professor of Economics James Poterba discusses a new paper "Economic Perspectives on Infrastructure Investment," co-authored with Harvard Economist Edward Glaeser. The work surveys economic aspects of infrastructure investment in the U.S., finding overlooked value in repairs, upgrades, and user fees to help fund projects.
|MIT News: Study finds physicians are widely effective messengers of Covid-19 information
Results of a randomized clinical evaluation co-authored by Professors Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Ben Olken and PhD candidates Mohit Karnani and Pierre-Luc Vautrey suggest that people of all races and political affiliations can be influenced with accurate and clear information conveyed by physicians and other trusted experts.
|Staff recognized with Infinite Mile Awards from MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Three from MIT Economics- Eryn Heying (SEII), Deborah Jamiol, and Sarah Orzalli (J-PAL North America)- have been named winners of 2021 Infinite Mile Awards from MIT SHASS, in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to the Department, School, and Institute. Heying, Jamiol, Orzalli, and J-PAL Global's Brittany Bradley, winner of a 2020 Infinite Mile Award, were recognized at a virtual awards celebration hosted by MIT SHASS on July 14.
|Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo: If we can vaccinate the world, we can beat the climate crisis
Writing for The Guardian, Professors Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee consider the parallels between a worldwide vaccination campaign and the coordinated worldwide effort that will be required to confront the climate crisis.
|Anna Mikusheva receives 2021 Teaching With Digital Technology Award
Professor Anna Mikusheva has been honored with a 2021 Teaching With Digital Technology Award. Co-sponsored by MIT Open Learning and the Office of the Vice Chancellor, the awards recognize excellence in digital teaching for both online and hybrid classes.
|MIT News: Jonathan Gruber honored with 2021 MITx Prize for Teaching and Learning
Ford Professor of Economics Jonathan Gruber has received a 2021 MITx Prize for Teaching and Learning in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Gruber was recognized for his AP Microeconomics course (14.01x), which uses MIT materials geared toward high school learners to help them prepare for the College Board exam.
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