Lowering emissions without breaking the bank

New research provides a look at how India could meet its climate targets while maintaining economic growth

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | July 31, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change institute-for-data systems and-society sloan-school-of-management mitei school-of-engineering tata-center climate india carbon alternative-energy climate-change development economics global-warming greenhouse-gases renewable-energy research department-of-energy-doe


Pathways to a low-carbon China

Study projects a key role for carbon capture and storage.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | July 8, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

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

Empowering African farmers with data

Research from the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society aims to help African farmers increase their production and profits with better prediction.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | May 30, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: food agriculture data economics funding africa school-of-engineering idss research collaboration

Building a community for statistics and data science at MIT and beyond

Third annual MIT Statistics and Data Science conference gathers a growing interdisciplinary community of researchers and practitioners.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | May 10, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: special-events-and-guest-speakers statistics data idss research economics algorithms electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

Study: For low-income countries, climate action pays off by 2050

Economic benefits of mitigation arrive much sooner than previously thought.

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

Tags: research energy greenhouse-gases carbon climate environment economics policy emissions weather natural-disasters climate-change poverty joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

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

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