Logistics clusters: An alternative path to economic success
March 5, 2014Yossi Sheffi explores how distribution centers can spur economic growth and innovation.
The dark and stormy side of science-policy mixology
February 11, 2014IAP course explored the science, economics, and policy of climate change.
Mapping the New York fashion scene, minute by minute
February 5, 2014A new study uses social media to show how New York’s fashion industry still centers on just a few blocks of Manhattan.
How the ‘Matthew Effect’ helps some scientific papers gain popularity
January 27, 2014Fine-grained research shows boost for leading-edge and low-profile work in the life sciences happens after authors are honored.
Mobile money helps Kenyans weather financial storms
January 22, 2014New study shows how electronic cash transfers help people cope with income problems.
Study: Having Medicaid increases emergency room visits
January 2, 2014Unique study on Oregon’s citizens sheds light on critical care in the U.S.
A global community dedicated to alleviating poverty gathers at MIT
December 23, 2013JPAL@10 event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.
Polarized labor market leaving more employees in service jobs
December 9, 2013Study: U.S. job market is putting more workers in positions with limited upside and leverage.
3 Questions: Benjamin Olken on the economic impact of climate change
November 27, 2013MIT economist has co-authored a new survey on the burgeoning research about the effects of the changing climate.
An economist with a goal
November 13, 2013MIT senior Jonathan Tebes sees economics as a way to alleviate poverty in the US, Tanzania, and beyond.
Doctor, doctor: Why the job market for married couples in medicine works well
October 31, 2013New study in the growing ‘market design’ field of economics explains how a job-market algorithm helps land couples in the same locations.
Achieving an innovation nation
September 24, 2013MIT report emphasizes need to turn U.S. innovation strengths into growth.
3 Questions: Suzanne Berger on converting innovation into growth
September 19, 2013As MIT’s PIE Commission releases its findings on the innovation economy, a focus on finding ways to help new ideas reach the market.