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

Working Papers

Rise of Bank Competition: Evidence from Banking Deregulation in China

Haoyu Gao, Hong Ru, Robert M. Townsend, Xiaoguang Yang
March 2023

Redesigning the US Army's Branching Process: A Case Study in Minimalist Market Design

Kyle Greenberg, Parag A. Pathak and Tayfun Sönmez
March 2023


Risky Business: Why Insurance Markets Fail and What to Do About It
Health Economics, Public Economics

Risky Business: Why Insurance Markets Fail and What To Do About It

Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein and Ray Fisman
January 2023
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

Published Papers

Development Economics, Political Economy, Public Economics

Electronic Food Vouchers: Evidence from an At-Scale Experiment in Indonesia

American Economic Review 2023, 113(2): 514–547
Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken, Elan Satriawan, and Sudarno Sumarto
February 2023

The Long-Term Effects of Universal Preschool in Boston

Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 138(1), 363-411
Guthrie Gray-Lobe, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher R. Walters
February 2023
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