David Autor is a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Recipient
David Autor is a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Recipient
David Autor, Ford Professor of Economics, won an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship for project titled: 'Depopulism:' How the Inversion of the Rural-Urban Age Gradient Shapes the Diverging Economic and Political Geography of the U.S. and other Industrialized Countries.
Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream
Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream
"In this new book, MIT economists Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson recommend private/public partnerships that invest heavily in science funding, which can spur spin-off industries and job growth that reach all regions of the country, reduce the country's growing economic inequality, and sustain American leadership."
Lord Nicholas Stern calls the next 20 years of climate action "absolutely defining" for society
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.
Indira Puri named a 2019 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow
Indira Puri named a 2019 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow
Rising second-year Economics PhD student Indira Puri has been awarded a 2019 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. She will be back at MIT after completing her Masters degree in Computer Science at Stanford this year, where she also served as chair of the Stanford Women in Computer Science.
MIT News: Daron Acemoglu studies democracy's influence on economic growth
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!
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
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.
Josh Angrist named 2019 MacVicar Faculty Fellow
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.
Nikhil Agarwal named a 2019 Sloan Foundation Research Fellow
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.
The Economist names Parag Pathak and Heidi Williams among "the decade's eight best young economists"
The Economist names Parag Pathak and Heidi Williams among "the decade's eight best young economists"
The magazine applauds Pathak for his "question-driven, issues-first approach" to improved school choice algorithms and school effectiveness. Williams is lauded for her pursuit of a "more rigorous understanding of technological progress in medicine and health care." Five of the eight economists mentioned hold MIT PhDs.
Ph.D. student, Lucy Page, co-authors op-ed featured in the New York Times
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.
Parag Pathak receives the John Bates Clark Medal at the 2019 AEA Meetings
Parag Pathak receives the John Bates Clark Medal at the 2019 AEA Meetings
Parag Pathak received the John Bates Clark Medal at the American Economic Association (AEA) meeting in Atlanta in early January. This honors the American economist under the age of 40 who has made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. The award was presented by AEA President Ben Bernanke (PhD '79).
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