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|Featured Research: Leading by Example
A newly published study co-authored by MIT economist Esther Duflo, shows that the increased presence of local female political leaders in India has had a marked impact on adolescents and their families, raising the career aspirations and educational performance of young women.
|Featured Research: When (and where) Work Disappears
MIT Economist David Autor shows that the rapid rise in low-wage manufacturing industries overseas has indeed had a significant impact on the United States. The disappearance of U.S. manufacturing jobs frequently leaves former manufacturing workers unemployed for years, if not permanently, while creating a drag on local economies and raising the amount of taxpayer-borne social insurance necessary to keep workers and their families afloat.
|Parag Pathak selected as an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Dr. Parag Pathak has received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These fellowships are awarded yearly to researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.
|Bengt Holmstrom awarded Senior Banque de France-TSE Prize
Bengt Holmstrom has been awarded the 2011 Senior Banque de France-TSE Prize in Monetary Economics and Finance for his analysis of liquidity under asymmetric information.
|Robert Townsend wins the Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize
Robert Townsend, an expert in the ways financial systems and practices can contribute to the growth of developing economies, has been named winner of the Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize in economics for 2011.
|Lucas Papademos (PhD '78) named Prime Minister of Greece
Lucas Papademos has been selected as the new prime minister of Greece. He earned a degree in physics, a masters in electrical engineering, and a doctorate in economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
|Banerjee and Duflo win FT Business Book of the Year
Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2011 for Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty.
|Heidi Williams wins Garfield Economic Impact Award
Heidi Williams received the 2011 Garfield Economic Impact Award for her paper,"Estimating Marginal Returns to Medical Care: Evidence from At-Risk Newborns." The Garfield Economic Impact Award annually recognizes outstanding research that illustrates how medical or health research impacts the economy.
| Mihai Manea is awarded the Aliprantis Prize
Mihai Manea has received the Aliprantis Award for his paper, "Bargaining in Dynamic Markets with Multiple Populations."
|Featured Research: The Value of Medicaid
Enrolling in Medicaid significantly improves the overall health and financial stability of low-income Americans, according to a new study co-authored by Amy Finkelstein and Jonathan Gruber who've used a unique program in Oregon to shine a light on the effects of public health insurance. Their paper, "The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment: Evidence from the First Year," is also co-authored by Katherine Baicker, Heidi Allen, Mira Bernstein, Joseph P. Newhouse, Sarah Taubman, and Bill Wright.