Take a look at the latest research from MIT Economics faculty, including published work and newly-released working papers.

Working Papers



When Should You Adjust Standard Errors for Clustering?

Alberto Abadie with S. Athey, G.W. Imbens, J.M. Wooldridge
September 2022
Development Economics

Social Protection in the Developing World

Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken and Diana Sverdlin-Lisker
September 2022


Cover of Cooking to Save Your Life with an illustration by Cheyenne Olivier of Abhijit cooking surrounded by others

Cooking to Save Your Life

Abhijit Banerjee
Illustrations by Cheyenne Olivier
November 2021


Econometrics, Economic Theory, Market Design

Market Design

Handbook of Industrial Organization, vol 5, ch 10
Nikhil Agarwal, Eric Budish
October 2021

Published Papers


Inference with Many Weak Instruments

The Review of Economic Studies
Anna Mikusheva, Liyang Sun
October 2022
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Reserve System Design for Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in a Pandemic: Some Perspectives from the Field

Forthcoming, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 38(4)
Parag A. Pathak, Govind Persad, Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver
October 2022
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