Awards & Honors: Dec. 18, 2009
December 18, 2009
Nobel-winning economist Paul A. Samuelson dies at age 94
December 13, 2009In a career that spanned seven decades, he transformed his field, influenced millions of students and turned MIT into an economics powerhouse
How to encourage big ideas
December 9, 2009A new study suggests certain types of funding — which provide more freedom and focus less on near-term results — lead to more innovative and influential research.
“Diagnosing” the U.S. health care system: in Soundings Magazine
November 9, 2009The U.S. health system has been ranked second in the world in expenditures — and 38th in the world for performance. What's going on?
3 Questions: Jeffrey Harris on why we still don't have an HIV vaccine
November 3, 2009The MIT economist blames inadequate incentives for the failure to develop a vaccine against the virus that causes AIDS. He argues governments should help industry create an HIV vaccine by sharing risk.
Data points of light
November 2, 2009MIT’s undergraduates fight poverty one statistic at a time, thanks to coordination between the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.
Two from MIT elected to the Institute of Medicine
October 12, 2009Professor of Economics Amy Finkelstein and Tyler Jacks, director of the Koch Institute, join arm of the National Academies of Science.
Men's basketball coach Anderson honored by New England Basketball Hall of Fame
October 7, 2009Named New England Division III Coach of the Year
Entrepreneurship, government and development in Africa
October 6, 2009Hosted by The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship
Toward India 2020: Challenges and Opportunities
October 1, 2009
September 30, 2009The Computer Graphics Group sharpens photographs by capturing multiple low-quality images instead of a single higher-quality image.
3 Questions: AIDS researchers on new vaccine results
September 29, 2009Partial success of a new AIDS vaccine offers clues to help develop a stronger vaccine, say MIT’s Arup Chakraborty and MGH’s Bruce Walker.
3 Questions: Alice Amsden on development and eradicating poverty
June 2, 2009
Q&A with William Wheaton on the housing recovery
May 26, 2009The slow and painful recovery under way in the beleaguered U.S. housing market probably won't be complete for another two years, says Professor of Economics and Urban Studies William Wheaton, director of MIT's Center for Real Estate.
MIT alumnus gives increased support to Poverty Action Lab
May 12, 2009
MIT commercial property price index continues fallSubscribe
May 12, 2009Gauge declines nearly 6 percent in first quarter; demand sentiment in record drop
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