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|MIT Economists on what the pandemic has taught us about health care in the US
Along with researchers from across MIT SHASS, Professors Jonathan Gruber and Parag Pathak and Jeffrey Harris, professor emeritus and practicing physician, share insights on what Covid-19 has revealed about the US health care system.
|Remembering Nobel laureate Robert Mundell (PhD '56)
MIT Economics mourns the loss of distinguished alumnus Robert A. Mundell, Columbia University professor of economics and winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in economic sciences. Mundell, who received his PhD at MIT in 1956, is widely considered a pioneer of modern international economics, and his Nobel Prize-winning theories on common currency areas laid a foundation for the introduction of the euro.
|Three from MIT Economics speak at Restud Tour 2020-21
PhD candidates Allan Hsiao, Carolyn Stein, and Masao Fukui were among seven students selected to speak at the 2021 Review of Economic Studies May Meetings. The annual Restud Tour is an opportunity for some of the world's most promising doctoral students in economics and finance to present their research to audiences in Europe. Incoming assistant professors Ian Ball and Nina Roussille were also among the presenters at this year's double tour, which featured speakers from 2020 and 2021.
|Amy Finkelstein: Bringing Rigorous Testing to Health Care Policy
Randomized testing, long considered an essential evaluation tool for scientists, has rarely been used to assess the effectiveness of government programs. Writing for the New York Times, John and Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics Amy Finkelstein discusses the strengths of randomized trials and a series of experiments that could herald a new era in policy evaluation.
|Daron Acemoglu recognized for outstanding mentorship of graduate students
MIT News highlights Institute Professor of Economics Daron Acemoglu, who was recently honored as "Committed to Caring" for his support of graduate advisees. Acemoglu was recognized for his thoughtful and dynamic feedback on student work, his unwavering support and compassion, and his work to foster a supportive and connected culture for students.
|J-PAL and MIT Economics welcome the second cohort of DEDP master's students
Along with J-PAL, MIT Economics welcomed a new cohort of the Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP) master's program to campus this January. The students, who come from ten countries and a range of academic backgrounds, will take a mix of online and in person classes during their semester in residence at MIT.
|MIT News: Clare Balboni on the role of economics in understanding environmental issues
Clare Balboni, 3M Career Development Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics, speaks with MIT News for their ongoing series, "Solving Climate: Humanistic Perspectives from MIT." Balboni, who works at the intersection of environmental, trade, and development economics, discusses the growing use of economic models and methods to understand environmental issues and shape related policy, as well as growing interest in environmental questions within the field of economics.
|Sandy, furry friend of our own Sara Ellison, is MITAC's pet of the week!
Congrats to Sandy and Sara on this lighthearted good news as we head in to the weekend!
|MIT News: George Shultz PhD '49, renowned statesman and former professor, dies at 100
MIT Economics remembers distinguished alumnus George P. Shultz, former U.S. secretary of labor, state, and of the treasury. Shultz, who received his PhD in industrial economics at MIT in 1949, also taught as an assistant, and then associate, professor in the Department of Economics and the Sloan School of Management. Shultz maintained a strong affiliation with MIT and the department throughout his life, and is pictured above with Robert Solow, professor emeritus of economics, following an MIT Energy Initiative lecture in 2008. As MIT President L. Rafael Reif says in MIT News, "We will remember Secretary Shultz for the boundless energy, piercing clarity, and innovative ideas he brought to every role and every conversation. And we are profoundly grateful for the eloquence of his example: a life lived in service to the common good."
|MIT News: Parag Pathak and colleagues on building equity into vaccine distribution
Since early 2020, Class of 1922 Professor of Economics Parag Pathak has been considering resource allocation in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Starting with ventilators, and moving to therapeutics and vaccines, Pathak and colleagues have developed a "reserve system" for distribution of essential Covid-19 relief. In the context of vaccines, the system allows prioritization of groups like medical workers and seniors, while also scaling up distribution to disadvantaged communities that have been especially hard-hit by the pandemic.
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