Not all banking crises involve panics

Study shows many kinds of finance-sector failures — not just history’s most famous bank runs — lead to economic downturns.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 5, 2021 ~7 min

Cambridge launches Regulatory Genome Project

The project will use machine learning to sequence the world’s regulatory text and create an open-source repository of machine-readable regulatory information. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 21, 2020 ~3 min

Delinquent electric bills from the pandemic are coming due – who will pay them?

Many Americans have been unable to pay their electric bills during the COVID-19 pandemic, racking up billions of dollars in delinquent bills. Where will the money come from?

Theodore J. Kury, Director of Energy Studies, University of Florida • conversation
Nov. 6, 2020 ~9 min

Do finances of House lawmakers sway key votes?

Many lawmakers in the US House of Representatives voted in ways that benefited their personal finances, a new study shows.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~5 min

Helping consumers in a crisis

“Quantitative easing” program let households spend more during the last recession. Could it work again?

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 25, 2020 ~7 min

Can financial disclosure of climate risk accelerate climate action?

Online panel discussion hosted by MIT explores best practices for mitigating climate-related risk.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
April 16, 2020 ~10 min

We are entering a recession – but what did we learn from the last one?

While the Great Depression reduced inequality and closed the racial wealth gap, the Great Recession of 2009 did the opposite.

Megan Neely, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~6 min

Why do banking crises occur?

In a new book, political scientist David Singer finds two key factors connected to financial-sector collapses around the globe.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 10, 2020 ~7 min

The trouble with round numbers

Study shows people prefer monthly payments in multiples of $100, even when it may cost them money.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 20, 2020 ~7 min

Giving cryptocurrency users more bang for their buck

Routing scheme boosts efficiency in networks that help speed up blockchain transactions.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 30, 2020 ~8 min