Research by PhD student Stefanie Stantcheva touches on taxation, student loans and education incentives.
Lester Thurow, the Lemelson Professor of Management and Economics at the Sloan School, will speak on "Making a Global Economy Work When There is No Global Government" at a Technology and Culture Forum event today (April 7) at 5:30pm in Rm. 6-120.
Professor Thurow's current work focuses on the impact of knowledge industries on the global economy, clarifies the discipline of economics for the lay public, and provides informed commentary on policy issues and the state of the economics profession. In his latest book, The Future of Capitalism: How Today's Economic Forces Shape Tomorrow's World (Morrow, 1996), he looks at the changing structure of the global economy and what it will take for individuals, firms and nations to succeed in the new economic game at the end of the century.
The TCF event is free and open to the public. No registration is required; seating is first come, first served. For more information, call x3-0108.
A version of this article appeared in the April 7, 1999 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 43, Number 25).