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

Working Papers

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Technologies that replace a 'central planner'

Robert M. Townsend and Nicolas XY. Zhang
January 2023
Development Economics

The Impact of Large-Scale Social Media Advertising Campaigns on Covid-19 Vaccination: Evidence From Two Randomized Controlled Trials

Lisa Y. Ho, Emily Breza, Marcella Alsan, Abhijit Banerjee, Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Fatima Cody Stanford, Renato Fior, Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, Kelly Holland, Emily Hoppe, Louis-Maël Jean, Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo, Benjamin A. Olken, Carlos Torres, Pierre-Luc Vautrey, Erica Warner, Esther Duflo
November 2022


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

Quarterly Journal of Economics



When Should You Adjust Standard Errors for Clustering?

Quarterly Journal of Economics
Alberto Abadie with S. Athey, G.W. Imbens, J.M. Wooldridge
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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