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|MIT News: Daron Acemoglu studies democracy's influence on economic growth
Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics Daron Acemoglu shows in his paper, "Democracy Does Cause Growth," that democracy significantly increases development.
|Economics' Emily Gallagher and Claire Walsh (J-PAL) receive MIT 2019 Outstanding Contributor Awards!
The MIT Excellence Awards acknowledge the extraordinary efforts made by members of our community toward fulfilling the goals, values, and mission of the Institute.
|David Autor, the academic voice of the American worker // The Economist
Professor David Autor's research has become "enormously influential, in large part because of his groundbreaking work on the effects on American workers of China's extraordinary rise." Photo credit to Lauren Crow.
|Lord Nicholas Stern calls the next 20 years of climate action "absolutely defining" for society
Shown here with students following his April 9 Undergraduate Economics Association lecture, Stern called the drive to net zero carbon dioxide emissions "absolutely fundamental." Visit the link to view the MIT News write-up of the talk.
|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.
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