Said and Done for June/July 2012
July 16, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts and social sciences
Computer science tackles 30-year-old economics problem
June 25, 2012MIT researchers generalize Nobel winner’s work on single-item auctions to auctions involving multiple items.
Economists find evidence for famous hypothesis of ‘comparative advantage’
June 20, 2012Why do nations trade goods instead of producing more themselves? An old theory, that countries specialize in the products they make well, may be on the money.
No crystal ball for natural gas
May 22, 2012Traditionally, oil prices have been used to gauge the natural gas market; but new research shows that the future of what is currently a cheap fuel is really anyone's guess.
Four MIT professors elected to National Academy of Sciences
May 3, 2012Liskov, Suresh, Townsend and Young bring to 78 the number of Institute faculty who are NAS members.
13 faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 17, 2012
A taxing issue
April 11, 2012In book talk, MIT economist Simon Johnson and co-author James Kwak emphasize need to raise revenues to cope with national debt.
All the difference in the world
March 23, 2012In new book, economists Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson assert that above all else, political institutions — not culture or natural resources — determine the wealth of nations.
March 2, 2012As MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference kicks off, scholars and fans have produced a growing avalanche of quantitative research.
Our complex food future and how to respond
March 1, 2012Today’s global challenges will significantly affect how we grow our food. But these challenges are so complex and intertwined that response measures require collaboration and a broad, integrated lens.
Q&A with Rosalind Williams on history in the age of human empire
February 27, 2012New book examines the critical juncture when human endeavors began to dominate the planet.
When (and where) work disappears
February 24, 2012Study: Overseas manufacturing competition hits U.S. regions hard, leaving workers unemployed for years and local economies struggling.
Principles of Microeconomics now available in MIT OpenCourseWare’s innovative OCW Scholar format
February 23, 201214.01SC is the third of seven courses OCW will publish this spring specifically to meet the needs of independent learners.
Three MIT researchers win Sloan Research FellowshipsSubscribe
February 16, 2012Gedik, Matusik and Pathak among 126 researchers selected.