Spanish conquerors depended on indigenous expertise to keep up their munitions supplies, archaeologists have found.
March 31, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: history social-sciences latin-america research metals mexico school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering dmse
Market concentration in the form of “superstar” firms has been lowering labor’s share of GDP in recent decades, a new study finds.
March 10, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: economics social-sciences research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences sloan-school-of-management business-and-management national-science-foundation-nsf
A multidecade study shows economics increasingly overlaps with other disciplines, and has become more empirical in nature.
March 3, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: economics social-sciences history-of-science research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences sloan-school-of-management
U.S. elections have become more “unstable,” sometimes swinging in the opposite direction from the greater electorate’s preferences.
Jan. 21, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: physics politics social-sciences research government school-of-science political-science voting-and-elections
Political science doctoral student Clara Vandeweerdt studies how identity shapes beliefs on complex political topics such as climate change.
Nov. 7, 2019 • ~7 min
Tags: politics media graduate social-sciences research behavior students media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science science-communications postdoctoral
Surveys spanning recent decades also reveal geographic differences and gender gap in economic views.
May 16, 2019 • ~7 min
Tags: policy women immigration europe social-sciences research government alumniae school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science
In new book, political scientist Taylor Fravel uncovers the modern history of Chinese military strategy.
May 8, 2019 • ~8 min
Tags: china social-sciences research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences faculty political-science books-and-authors international-relations sciences
Study measures how much free online goods are worth to consumers.
March 26, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: innovation economics social-sciences research sloan-school-of-management technology-and-society business-and-management
Researchers find vast gains in productivity after countries democratize.
March 7, 2019 • ~7 min
Tags: politics development economics social-sciences research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences developing-countries policial-science
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