Study shows many kinds of finance-sector failures — not just history’s most famous bank runs — lead to economic downturns.
Feb. 5, 2021 • ~7 min
The project will use machine learning to sequence the world’s regulatory text and create an open-source repository of machine-readable regulatory information.
Dec. 21, 2020 • ~3 min
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?
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~9 min
Many lawmakers in the US House of Representatives voted in ways that benefited their personal finances, a new study shows.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~5 min
“Quantitative easing” program let households spend more during the last recession. Could it work again?
June 25, 2020 • ~7 min
Online panel discussion hosted by MIT explores best practices for mitigating climate-related risk.
April 16, 2020 • ~10 min
While the Great Depression reduced inequality and closed the racial wealth gap, the Great Recession of 2009 did the opposite.
March 20, 2020 • ~6 min
In a new book, political scientist David Singer finds two key factors connected to financial-sector collapses around the globe.
March 10, 2020 • ~7 min
Study shows people prefer monthly payments in multiples of $100, even when it may cost them money.
Feb. 20, 2020 • ~7 min
Routing scheme boosts efficiency in networks that help speed up blockchain transactions.
Jan. 30, 2020 • ~8 min