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|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|MIT News: Jeffrey Harris on the evolution of health care during the Covid-19 pandemic
Physician and MIT economist Jeffrey E. Harris provides insights into health care during the pandemic, including how electronic or "telehealth" service has become the new form of care.
|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.
|Brookings: Does the US tax code favor robots over people?
New research by Daron Acemoglu and MIT Economics PhD student Andrea Manera suggests that the US tax system's low tax rates on capital and heavy taxation of labor systematically encourages firms to automate more tasks and use less labor.
|MIT News: Moving beyond "defensive medicine"
Study co-authored by Jonathan Gruber sheds light on the practice of defensive medicine, with a surprising result- when doctors have immunity from liability lawsuits, they actually perform slightly more C-section operations.
|MIT News: Why are workers getting smaller pieces of the pie?
New study co-authored by MIT economists David Autor and John Van Reenen finds that market concentration in the form of "superstar" firms has been lowering labor's share of GDP in recent decades.
|MIT News: The case for economics - by the numbers
A new study led by MIT researchers finds that the field increasingly overlaps with the work of other disciplines and has become more empirical and data-driven. Their analysis is based on 140,000 economics papers published from 1970 to 2015, and tallies the "extramural" citations that economics papers received in 16 other academic fields.
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