Q&A: Why cities aren’t working for the working class

Professor David Autor’s latest research shows how economic polarization stems from urban job loss.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 20, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: economics policy social-sciences labor research faculty sciences

The value of late-in-life health care spending | MIT News

Study debunks notion that large chunks of Medicare go to futile end-of-life care.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 28, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  medicine  economics  policy  aging  health-care  social-sciences  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  national-institutes-of-health-nih

MIT chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society inducts 77 students from the Class of 2018 | MIT News

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
June 26, 2018 ~3 min

Tags:  arts  social-sciences  students  awards-honors-and-fellowships  alumniae  humanities

Discovering hidden stories in the Flint water crisis | MIT News

Graduate student Elena Sobrino looks beyond the headlines to study interactions between the city’s people and institutions.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
June 24, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  pollution  history  anthropology  water  graduate  profile  social-sciences  research  students  graduate-postdoctoral  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  technology-and-society  humanities  program-in-sts

Method man | MIT News

Alberto Abadie refines the tools of economics — and gets some interesting results along the way.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 18, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  economics  data  profile  social-sciences  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  faculty  idss

Fighting toxic stress in children is tough but possible | MIT News

Taking time to understand underlying causes of stress can help children escape debilitating health effects, symposium speakers argue.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
May 31, 2018 ~10 min

Tags:  medicine  neuroscience  poverty  pollution  economics  memory  learning  social-sciences  school-of-science  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  picower-institute

CS+HASS SuperUROP debuts with nine research projects | MIT News

In yearlong program, MIT students apply computer science to humanities, arts, and social science research.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
May 15, 2018 ~5 min

Tags:  economics  arts  theater  social-sciences  research  video-games  students  school-of-engineering  classes-and-programs  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  computer-science-and-technology  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  comparative-media-studieswriting  political-science  humanities  superurop  global-studies-and-languages

People power | MIT News

State-level policy in the U.S. is responsive to public opinion, study shows.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 11, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  politics  policy  social-sciences  government  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  political-science

3 Questions: Vipin Narang on the North Korea summits | MIT News

Nuclear strategy expert shares observations from the recent North Korea-South Korea summit and possible outcomes of the North Korea-U.S. summit.

Michelle English | Center for International Studies • mit
May 10, 2018 ~4 min

Tags:  korea  social-sciences  asia  north-korea  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  faculty  3-questions  security-studies-and-military  political-science  center-for-international-studies  nuclear-security-and-policy  international-relations

For food-aid recipients, information is power | MIT News

A simple card explaining a government aid program leads to more rice for poor villagers in Indonesia.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 9, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  poverty  international-development  economics  social-sciences  indonesia  research  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

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