Study analyzes how networks can distort voters’ perceptions and change election results.
Sept. 4, 2019 • ~8 min
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MIT economist lauded for work on education, market-design mechanisms.
April 20, 2018 • ~6 min
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In a new book, MIT professor Yossi Sheffi examines the trade-offs companies face when grappling with sustainability issues.
April 17, 2018 • ~7 min
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Startup’s platform crunches anonymized smartphone GPS data to understand how people shop, work, and live.
March 27, 2018 • ~9 min
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New research describes a price-optimization method to increase online retailers’ revenue, market share, and profit.
Sept. 18, 2017 • ~4 min
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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
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Analysis shows the design and framing of renewable energy policies can strengthen public support — or opposition.
June 30, 2017 • ~13 min
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J-PAL North America funds randomized studies to evaluate crime-prevention programs.
Jan. 31, 2017 • ~4 min
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MIT scholars produce new method of harvesting correct answers from groups.
Jan. 25, 2017 • ~8 min
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