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

Working Papers

Labor Economics, Macroeconomics

Capital and Wages

Daron Acemoglu
February 2024
Labor Economics, Macroeconomics

Automation and Polarization

Daron Acemoglu, Jonas Loebbing
February 2024


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


Inference on Winners

Quarterly Journal of Economics 2024; 139(1): 305–358
Isaiah Andrews, Toru Kitagawa, Adam McCloskey
February 2024
Development Economics

Propagation and Insurance in Village Networks

American Economic Review
Cynthia Kinnan, Krislert Samphantharak. Robert M. Townsend, Diego Vera-Cossio
January 2024
Economics Department students and faculty

Labs and Centers

Our faculty and affiliated researchers work across a wide range of disciplines and interest areas, using economic science to help tackle the complex issues surrounding global poverty, health care, education, and more.