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

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

Instrument may enable mail-in testing to detect heavy metals in water

Whisk-shaped device absorbs trace contaminants, preserves them in dry state that can be shipped to labs for analysis.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
Feb. 25, 2020 | mit

~9 mins   

Tags: environment pollution water health india sensors mechanical-engineering research tata-center school-of-engineering sloan-school-of-management j-wafs national-science-foundation-nsf

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

Study: Commercial air travel is safer than ever

The rate of passenger fatalities has declined yet again in the last decade, accelerating a long-term trend.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
Jan. 23, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: transportation aviation safety research sloan-school-of-management

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

Top MIT research stories of 2019

Most popular stories of the year include science breakthroughs, engineering feats, and confirmation of 16th century architectural genius.

MIT News Office
Jan. 3, 2020 | mit

~5 mins   

Tags: research school-of-engineering school-of-science school-of-architecture-and-planning 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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