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

Working Papers



The Economics of Tropical Deforestation

Prepared for the Annual Review of Economics
Clare Balboni, Aaron Berman, Robin Burgess, and Benjamin A. Olken
May 2023
Economic Theory

A Model of Behavioral Manipulation

Daron Acemoglu, Ali Makhdoumi, Azarakhsh Malekian, Asuman Ozdaglar
May 2023


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
Economics Department students and faculty

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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.