Cambridge historian and his family members announced as joint winners of one of the biggest cash prizes in world economics

A ‘radical’ plan by three members of the same family to boost UK growth has been named as one of the first winners of the £100,000 Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Economics Prize, one of the world’s largest prizes in the discipline.

Cambridge University News | July 10, 2019 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: economics growth

Pathways to a low-carbon China

Study projects a key role for carbon capture and storage.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | July 8, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change mit-energy-initiative climate-change alternative-energy energy environment economics greenhouse-gases carbon-dioxide research policy emissions china technology-and-society

Empowering African farmers with data

Research from the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society aims to help African farmers increase their production and profits with better prediction.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | May 30, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: food agriculture data economics funding africa school-of-engineering idss research collaboration

Nationwide soda tax would mean $7B in net benefits

Economists considered health, enjoyment, tax revenue, and other factors in their consideration of a nationwide soda tax.

James Devitt-NYU | May 20, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine consumers economics soft-drinks sugar taxes

Building a community for statistics and data science at MIT and beyond

Third annual MIT Statistics and Data Science conference gathers a growing interdisciplinary community of researchers and practitioners.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | May 10, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: special-events-and-guest-speakers statistics data idss research economics algorithms electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

Study: For low-income countries, climate action pays off by 2050

Economic benefits of mitigation arrive much sooner than previously thought.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | May 1, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: research energy greenhouse-gases carbon climate environment economics policy emissions weather natural-disasters climate-change poverty joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

Climate change has already worsened economic inequality

"...most of the poorest countries on Earth are considerably poorer than they would have been without global warming."

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford | April 23, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured climate-change economics money

Model can predict tariff impact ahead of time

A new model can account for the impact of trade tariffs like those the Trump administration has imposed on steel and soybeans.

Kurt Greenbaum-WUSTL | April 19, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business economics global-trade government money

When companies file an IPO, local ZIP codes get a boost

Companies that file for an IPO alter the economies of nearby ZIP codes, research finds.

David Ruth-Rice | April 19, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture economics housing money neighborhoods stock-market

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