Why do banking crises occur?

In a new book, political scientist David Singer finds two key factors connected to financial-sector collapses around the globe.

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

~7 mins   

Tags: political-science banking finance books-and-authors faculty research school-of-humanities-arts-and-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



Using Wall Street secrets to reduce the cost of cloud infrastructure

“Risk-aware” traffic engineering could help service providers such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Google better utilize network infrastructure.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
Aug. 18, 2019 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology algorithms energy data internet networks finance computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

3 Questions: Historian Caley Horan on the rise of private insurance in the U.S. | MIT News

Assistant professor explores how risk sharing and mutual aid shifted to individual forms of protection.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences | July 3, 2018
~11 mins |

Tags:  history  3-questions  faculty  risk-analysis  humanities  industry  finance  policy  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  government

Measuring the economy with location data | MIT News

Startup’s platform crunches anonymized smartphone GPS data to understand how people shop, work, and live.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | March 27, 2018
~9 mins |

Tags:  startups  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  data  retail  real-estate  industry  economics  finance  behavior  behavioral-economics  employment  mobile-devices  machine-learning  software  media-lab  alumniae  school-of-architecture-and-planning

MIT rates No. 1 in 12 subjects in 2018 QS World University Rankings | MIT News

MIT ranked within top 5 in 19 out of 48 subject areas.

Stephanie Eich | Resource Development | Feb. 28, 2018
~1 mins |

Tags:  rankings  computer-science-and-technology  linguistics  chemical-engineering  civil-and-environmental-engineering  mechanical-engineering  chemistry  materials-science  mathematics  physics  economics  design  eaps  business-and-management  accounting  finance  dmse  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  school-of-architecture-and-planning  sloan-school-of-management  shass  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  architecture  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

When numbers started counting | MIT News

New book by MIT assistant professor chronicles the birth of statistical arguments in public debate.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Feb. 5, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  books-and-authors  faculty  research  history  statistics  data  politics  finance  shass  humanities  social-sciences  program-in-sts

MIT rates No. 1 in 12 subjects in 2017 QS World University Rankings | MIT News

MIT ranked within the top 5 for 19 of 46 subject areas.

Stephanie Eich | Resource Development | March 8, 2017
~1 mins |

Tags:  rankings  architecture  computer-science-and-technology  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  linguistics  chemical-engineering  civil-and-environmental-engineering  mechanical-engineering  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  chemistry  materials-science-and-engineering  mathematics  physics  astronomy  economics  arts  design  earth-and-atmospheric-sciences  eaps  business-and-management  accounting  finance  dmse  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  school-of-architecture-and-planning  sloan-school-of-management  shass  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science

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