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

Severe air pollution cuts productivity at work

"Working in a highly polluted setting for long periods of time could affect your mood or disposition to work."

National University of Singapore | Jan. 10, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture china economics pollution workplaces

How different types of knowledge impact the growth of new firms

Study explores the micromechanisms underlying regional economic diversification.

Helen Knight | MIT Media Lab | Dec. 20, 2018 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: school-of-architecture-and-planning media-lab collaboration innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie economics industry research business-and-management

Technology and policy pathways to Paris emissions goals

Two new MIT reports advance practical emissions-reduction strategies for Southeast Asia and Latin America at both the regional and country level.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | Dec. 10, 2018 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: climate-change alternative-energy energy environment economics greenhouse-gases carbon-dioxide mit-energy-initiative research international-relations policy emissions asia global joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change technology-and-society latin-america

Explaining the plummeting cost of solar power

Researchers uncover the factors that have caused photovoltaic module costs to drop by 99 percent.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Nov. 20, 2018 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: idss research solar energy renewable-energy alternative-energy climate-change technology-and-society economics policy department-of-energy-doe school-of-engineering manufacturing

The city is her lab | MIT News

Siqi Zheng studies the economics of China’s urban explosion.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | July 3, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  profile  faculty  urban-studies-and-planning  china  cities  real-estate  center-for-real-estate  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  global  development  pollution  transportation  economics  school-of-architecture-and-planning

Building the green | MIT News

Ken Wang ’71, MIT Corporation member and former MIT Alumni Association president, developed one of America’s premier modern golf courses.

Jay London | MIT Alumni Association | June 29, 2018
~3 mins |

Tags:  alumniae  sports-and-fitness  architecture  business-and-management  economics  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-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 | June 28, 2018
~6 mins |

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

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