Model can predict tariff impact ahead of time

A new model can account for the impact of trade tariffs like those the Trump administration has imposed on steel and soybeans.

Kurt Greenbaum-WUSTL | April 19, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business economics global-trade government money

When companies file an IPO, local ZIP codes get a boost

Companies that file for an IPO alter the economies of nearby ZIP codes, research finds.

David Ruth-Rice | April 19, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture economics housing money neighborhoods stock-market

Natural selection shaped fertility for the industrial era

"The data suggest that over time, nature selected individuals who had a predisposition to invest in their children." The result? Economic growth.

Brown University | April 5, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture canada economics evolution fertility history

Facebook is free, but should it count toward GDP anyway?

Study measures how much free online goods are worth to consumers.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | March 26, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: sloan-school-of-management economics business-and-management technology-and-society innovation research social-sciences

Study: Democracy fosters economic growth

Researchers find vast gains in productivity after countries democratize.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | March 7, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences economics policial-science politics social-sciences development developing-countries research

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 | Feb. 20, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: sciences economics labor social-sciences research policy faculty

The future of well-being isn’t about money

Money doesn't matter as much as things like freedom, fairness, and social support for future well-being, report researchers.

Justin Dupuis-McGill | Feb. 6, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture economics emotions government happiness money well-being

A little digital piracy boosts the bottom line

A little bit of piracy can actually help manufacturers, retailers, and consumers, even when the pirated product is a show like Game of Thrones.

George Vlahakis-Indiana | Feb. 5, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business consumers crimes economics manufacturing retail television

Study evaluates China’s progress in establishing accounting measures to reinforce its Paris pledge

Firms learn from experience in the measurement, reporting, and verification of carbon emissions under China’s emissions trading systems.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | Feb. 1, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: research climate-change emissions china climate environment energy economics policy government carbon-dioxide international-initiatives global sloan-school-of-management joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

Economic justice was always part of MLK Jr.’s message

As we near the anniversary of his death, a new book focuses on the message of economic justice Martin Luther King Jr. shared during his life.

Peter Kelley-U. Washington | Jan. 20, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture economics education history jobs money protests

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