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

Working Papers

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

A Multi-Currency Exchange and Contracting Platform

IMF Working Paper No. WP/22/217
Tobias Adrian, Federico Grinberg, Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli, Robert M. Townsend, and Nicolas Zhang
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

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Economic Theory

Observability, Dominance, and Induction in Learning Models

Theoretical Economics
Daniel Clark, Drew Fudenberg, and Kevin He
December 2022
Economic Theory

Learning From Reviews: The Selection Effect and the Speed of Learning

Econometrica 90(6), pp. 2857–2899
Daron Acemoglu, Ali Makhdoumi, Azarakhsh Malekian, Asu Ozdaglar
November 2022
Economics Department students and faculty

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