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

Working Papers


Interest Rate Cuts vs. Stimulus Payments: An Equivalence Result

Conditionally accepted, Journal of Political Economy
Christian Wolf
June 2024

GMM is Inadmissible Under Bounded Identification Strength

Anna Mikushev, Isaiah Andrews
June 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

Automation and the Workforce: A Firm-Level View from the 2019 Annual Business Survey

in Technology, Productivity, and Economic Growth (2024), Susanto Basu, Lucy Eldridge, John Haltiwanger and Erich Strassner, eds., University of Chicago Press.
Daron Acemoglu, Gary W. Anderson, David N. Beede, Cathy Buffington, Eric E. Childress, Emin Dinlersoz, Lucia S. Foster, Nathan Goldschlag, John C. Haltiwanger, Zachary Kroff, Pascual Restrepo, and Nikolas Zolas
June 2024
Labor Economics, Political Economy

Learning from Ricardo and Thompson: Machinery and Labor in the Early Industrial Revolution - And in the Age of AI

forthcoming, Annual Reviews in Economics
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson
April 2024
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