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|FT Economists Exchange: Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee
In conversation with the Financial Times, Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo reflect on what the pandemic has revealed about the "plumbing" of economic systems around the world and the dangers of inaction over climate change.
|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.
|Fifteen undergraduate students from MIT Economics invited to join the Phi Beta Kappa Society
Fifteen highly accomplished undergraduate students from the economics and computer science, economics, and data science majors were invited this spring to join MIT's chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. The Society, founded in 1776, recognizes exemplary academic achievement in the liberal arts. Only ten percent of higher education institutions have Phi Beta Kappa chapters, and fewer than 10 percent of students at those institutions are selected for membership.
|Daron Acemoglu joins the Group of Thirty
Institute Professor Daron Acemoglu has joined the membership of the Group of Thirty (G30), an independent global body comprised of leaders from the public and private sectors and academia that aims to deepen understanding of economic and financial issues. Acemoglu's appointment is further recognition of his stature as a leading voice on key issues affecting the world economy.
|Amy Finkelstein: Why Cash Is Better Than Expanded Health Insurance for the Poor
Writing in The New York Times, John and Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics Amy Finkelstein considers the effectiveness of direct cash transfers for low-income Americans, as compared to additional government spending on health insurance. Though both interventions provide critical assistance for recipients, Finkelstein argues that, if forced to make trade-offs, policy makers can do more to help the poor by prioritizing cash transfers.
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