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

Working Papers

Labor Economics, Macroeconomics

Automation and Rent Dissipation: Implications for Wages, Inequality, and Productivity

Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo
May 2024
Political Economy

Learning, Diversity and Adaptation in Changing Environments: The Role of Weak Links

Daron Acemoglu, Asuman Ozdaglar, Sarath Pattathil
May 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

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
Review of Economic Studies
Economic Theory

Equilibrium Analysis in Behavioral One-Sector Growth Models

Review of Economic Studies
Daron Acemoglu, Martin Kaae Jensen
March 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.