King Climate Action Initiative announces new research to test and scale climate solutions

Research is part of a $25 million effort to generate evidence on the real-world effectiveness of policies and programs at the intersection of poverty and climate change.

Sarah DiCioccio | Andrea Cristina Ruiz | Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) • mit
Feb. 25, 2021 ~10 min

Study: Covid-19 communications featuring racially diverse physicians can improve health outcomes for communities of color

Improved public health messaging to Black, Latinx, and other communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic can increase Covid-19 knowledge and information-seeking.

J-PAL North America • mit
Feb. 22, 2021 ~4 min

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

J-PAL North America calls for proposals from state and local governments

The State and Local Innovation Initiative is seeking government partners to rigorously evaluate policies and programs aiming to address critical social issues.

J-PAL North America • mit
Feb. 1, 2021 ~6 min

How will Covid-19 ultimately impact climate change?

Study probes pandemic’s long-term effects on the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Jan. 29, 2021 ~4 min

To boost emissions reductions from electric vehicles, know when to charge

MIT researchers develop novel EV emissions model to quantify importance of vehicle charging patterns and impact of ambient temperature on EV emissions levels.

Kelley Travers | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Dec. 17, 2020 ~8 min

Can mammogram screening be more effective?

Study: Healthier women are more likely to follow age-based guidelines, leaving room for better-targeted testing.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 17, 2020 ~9 min

A better kind of cybersecurity strategy

New model shows why countries that retaliate too much against online attacks make things worse for themselves.

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

When playing favorites can hurt growth

Study finds China’s industrial-park policy is better for productivity when political connections are not a factor.

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

Report outlines route toward better jobs, wider prosperity

MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future identifies ways to align new technologies with durable careers.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 17, 2020 ~17 min

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