A business edge that comes with age

Economist Pierre Azoulay answers three questions about his finding that middle-aged entrepreneurs fare better than twentysomethings.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
March 19, 2020 | mit

~4 mins   

Tags: sloan-school-of-management business-and-management entrepreneurship economics research faculty 3-questions

Moving beyond “defensive medicine”

Study shows removing liability concerns slightly increases C-section procedures during childbirth.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
March 11, 2020 | mit

~6 mins   

Tags: economics health-care medicine research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-science

Why are workers getting smaller pieces of the pie?

Market concentration in the form of “superstar” firms has been lowering labor’s share of GDP in recent decades, a new study finds.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
March 10, 2020 | mit

~9 mins   

Tags: social-sciences economics business-and-management research national-science-foundation-nsf sloan-school-of-management school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

The case for economics — by the numbers

A multidecade study shows economics increasingly overlaps with other disciplines, and has become more empirical in nature.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
March 3, 2020 | mit

~10 mins   

Tags: economics sloan-school-of-management school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences research history-of-science social-sciences

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
Feb. 20, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: behavioral-economics finance research economics sloan-school-of-management

The complex effects of colonial rule in Indonesia

Evidence links Dutch-era sugar production and greater economic activity today.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
Feb. 5, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: economics asia europe history research global school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Zeroing in on decarbonization

Wielding complex algorithms, nuclear science and engineering doctoral candidate Nestor Sepulveda spins out scenarios for combating climate change.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Jan. 15, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: nuclear-science-and-engineering mit-energy-initiative school-of-engineering technology-and-policy students research alternative-energy energy energy-storage greenhouse-gases climate-change global-warming sustainability emissions renewable-energy economics policy nuclear-power-and-reactors profile graduate graduate postdoctoral

J-PAL North America seeks partners to research homelessness

Housing Stability Evaluation Incubator will provide funding and technical assistance to help partners build evidence on strategies to reduce and prevent homelessness.

J-PAL North America
Jan. 13, 2020 | mit

~5 mins   

Tags: abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal economics poverty research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences housing

In health care, does “hotspotting” make patients better?

Study shows no effect from program intended to reduce repeated hospitalizations by targeting high-cost patients.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
Jan. 8, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: health-care research economics aging medicine health abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal national-institutes-of-health-nih sloan-school-of-management school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Tracking emissions in China

Evaluating a 2014 policy change yields some good news and some concerns.

Nancy Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative
Dec. 30, 2019 | mit

~13 mins   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative sloan-school-of-management energy china emissions economics policy pollution research government business-and-management

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