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 • mit
March 19, 2020 ~4 min

Moving beyond “defensive medicine”

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

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 11, 2020 ~6 min

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 • mit
March 10, 2020 ~9 min

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 • mit
March 3, 2020 ~10 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

The complex effects of colonial rule in Indonesia

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

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 5, 2020 ~8 min

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 • mit
Jan. 15, 2020 ~8 min

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 • mit
Jan. 13, 2020 ~5 min

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 • mit
Jan. 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tracking emissions in China

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

Nancy Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Dec. 30, 2019 ~13 min

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