All the difference in the world
March 22, 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 Fellowships
February 16, 2012Gedik, Matusik and Pathak among 126 researchers selected.
Jens Hainmueller: A 'numbers' guy takes on pressing public policy issues
February 15, 2012Political science associate professor ties together qualitative and quantitative ways of thinking about politics and society.
MIT faculty speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos
February 1, 2012Talks explore the mind/machine interface and the science of predicting the economy, among other topics.
Said and Done for January 2012
January 26, 2012The humanities, arts and social sciences monthly digest.
The case of the missing gas mileage
January 4, 2012Automakers have made great strides in fuel efficiency in recent decades — but the mileage numbers of individual vehicles have barely increased. An MIT economist explains the conundrum.
A shale gas revolution?
January 3, 2012MIT report shows prosperous shale gas market could hurt future R&D, if we let it.
Kaitlyn Nealon named to Capital One Academic All-America Women's Soccer Team
December 1, 2011Sophomore defender becomes fourth player in the history of the women's soccer program to earn honor.
Rebuilding American manufacturing
November 30, 2011White House working group convenes at MIT to examine how new technologies can create economic growth and more jobs in the United States.
Townsend wins Laffont Prize in EconomicsSubscribe
November 18, 2011Development economist to receive French award.