Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: morality psychology inequality competition motivation behavioral-economics evolutionary-psychology psychology-research fairness morals punishment justice deterrence stealing moral-outrage theft inequity social-inequity
Policies meant to improve public health – like mandatory face masks during the coronavirus pandemic – need to take into account how people might adjust other behaviors in response.
July 20, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus risk risk-taking behavioral-economics face-masks masks health-behaviors behavior mask-wearing
Behavioral economists explain how widespread use of face masks, hand sanitizer and other preventive measures could counterintuitively encourage riskier behaviors around coronavirus.
March 11, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus risk sars-cov-2 behavioral-science safety risk-taking behavioral-economics trade-offs
Study analyzes how networks can distort voters’ perceptions and change election results.
Sept. 4, 2019 • ~8 min
Tags: social-media politics networks research behavioral-economics government sloan-school-of-management technology-and-society political-science film-and-television voting-and-elections game-theory
MIT economist lauded for work on education, market-design mechanisms.
April 20, 2018 • ~6 min
Tags: economics social-sciences behavioral-economics awards-honors-and-fellowships education-teaching-academics school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences faculty game-theory
In a new book, MIT professor Yossi Sheffi examines the trade-offs companies face when grappling with sustainability issues.
April 17, 2018 • ~7 min
Tags: sustainability environment supply-chains transportation behavioral-economics global faculty business-and-management center-for-transportation-and-logistics books-and-authors
Startup’s platform crunches anonymized smartphone GPS data to understand how people shop, work, and live.
March 27, 2018 • ~9 min
Tags: machine-learning retail finance startups industry economics employment data behavioral-economics behavior media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie real-estate alumniae software mobile-devices
New research describes a price-optimization method to increase online retailers’ revenue, market share, and profit.
Sept. 18, 2017 • ~4 min
Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence data behavioral-economics school-of-engineering business-and-management civil-and-environmental-engineering prices
Alumna Wendy Wen '09 co-founded an online handbag company to create a new generation of luxury for savvy younger shoppers.
Aug. 1, 2017 • ~3 min
Tags: startups economics behavioral-economics innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie alumniae sloan-school-of-management business-and-management shass
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