Helping consumers in a crisis

“Quantitative easing” program let households spend more during the last recession. Could it work again?

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 25, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: finance business covid-19 economics pandemic policy research sloan-school-of-management

Can financial disclosure of climate risk accelerate climate action?

Online panel discussion hosted by MIT explores best practices for mitigating climate-related risk.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
April 16, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: finance sustainability climate-change environment climate industry policy carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases emissions research special-events-and-guest-speakers sloan-school-of-management mit-energy-initiative joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change oil-and-gas

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 • mit
March 10, 2020 ~7 min

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

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

Tags: finance economics research behavioral-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 • mit
Aug. 18, 2019 ~8 min

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

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 • mit
July 3, 2018 ~11 min

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

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 • mit
March 27, 2018 ~9 min

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

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 • mit
Feb. 28, 2018 ~1 min

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

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