MIT economists on the impacts of Covid-19
MIT economists on the impacts of Covid-19
MIT economists are producing working papers and research-based insights on the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Resources on antiracism and racial equity in economics
Resources on antiracism and racial equity in economics
The Department of Economics at MIT stands in solidarity with those demanding justice and equity for black lives, and we are committed to taking concrete actions to diversity the voices in our community.
MIT News: Mask mandates have major impact, study finds
MIT News: Mask mandates have major impact, study finds
Working paper co-authored by Victor Chernozhukov finds that introducing a uniform national mask mandate for public-facing U.S. business employees on April 1 would have saved tens of thousands of lives.
Amy Finkelstein elected to the British Academy
Amy Finkelstein elected to the British Academy
John and Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics Amy Finkelstein has been elected to the British Academy in recognition of her distinguished work in the field of economics. The academy is the UK's leading organization for the humanities and social sciences, and Professor Finkelstein is among 86 academics honored with the world-leading Fellowship this year.
MIT News: The urban job escalator has stopped moving
MIT News: The urban job escalator has stopped moving
New study by David Autor shows that Black and Latino workers are particularly affected by the decline in middle-class urban jobs in recent decades.
Muhamet Yildiz elected Economic Theory Fellow by the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory
Muhamet Yildiz elected Economic Theory Fellow by the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory
Professor Muhamet Yildiz, along with eighteen other scholars, has been named an Economic Theory Fellow for 2020, in recognition of his scientific excellence and advancement of economic theory.
Economics faculty honored as "Committed to Caring" for 2020-2021
Economics faculty honored as "Committed to Caring" for 2020-2021
Daron Acemoglu and Anna Mikusheva are among twelve MIT professors recognized through the Committed to Caring program this year. The honor recognizes "outstanding mentors" who demonstrate true commitment to caring for students and their well-being.
MIT News: Stephen Morris named inaugural Peter A. Diamond Professor of Economics
MIT News: Stephen Morris named inaugural Peter A. Diamond Professor of Economics
The MIT Department of Economics is pleased to announce Stephen Morris as the inaugural Peter A. Diamond Professor of Economics. The new professorship was created by a generous gift from Economics PhD alumnus C.C. Chen ('63, Sloan '65, PhD '67), and celebrates Institute Professor emeritus and Nobel laureate Peter A. Diamond.
MIT Economics salutes our 2020 graduates!
MIT Economics salutes our 2020 graduates!
The economics department enjoyed celebrating the class of 2020 with a virtual reception for more than 80 attendees- including graduates, family members, and faculty.
MIT News: The next generation of energy leaders
MIT News: The next generation of energy leaders
PhD student Abigail Ostriker talks with MIT News about her work at the intersection of economics and energy and her research with classmate Anna Russo into whether subsidized flood insurance causes overdevelopment.
MIT News: The changing world of work
MIT News: The changing world of work
Ford Professor of Economics David Autor, co-chair of MIT's Task Force on the Work of the Future, recently joined his fellow task force leaders to discuss the rapid workforce changes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
MIT News: Who gets ventilator priority?
MIT News: Who gets ventilator priority?
A working paper co-authored by Parag Pathak offers a new "reserve system" for assigning ventilators and other medical resources to Covid-19 patients. The paper suggests that by allocating medical resources among multiple groups at the same time, rather than applying a single set of criteria to all patients, it is possible to avoid one group getting all, or none, of medical resources that are in short supply.
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