MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem steps up to the challenge of Covid-19

Entrepreneurial groups around the Institute have launched initiatives to address challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
April 2, 2020 ~8 min

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

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

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 • mit
Feb. 25, 2020 ~9 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

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 • mit
Jan. 23, 2020 ~7 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

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 • mit
Jan. 3, 2020 ~5 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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