What’s the cost and financial value of college?
February 8, 2013At MIT, experts say evidence shows the payoff from college education remains high.
Duflo, Lander, Lewin to lead spring-semester MITx courses
January 31, 2013EdX takes stock of last semester’s MITx courses; data will be used to improve education online and in the classroom.
Hard times in Chicago
January 18, 2013MIT anthropologist’s new book recounts the painful aftermath when steel plants suddenly closed in the American heartland.
The high value of water
January 14, 2013Study: People willing to pay more for running water report much higher levels of happiness when they have it.
President Obama announces intent to appoint Esther Duflo to Global Development Council
January 3, 2013MIT development economist nominated for presidential policy council.
The health-insurance markets of the (very near) future
January 2, 2013Policymakers must address ‘tension’ between competition and ease of use.
Study: At most a third of us show a consistent approach to financial risk
December 3, 2012Empirically rich new study finds most people alter their risk-management approach depending on the type of financial decision.
Said and Done for November/December 2012
November 29, 2012Digest of humanities, arts and social sciences
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From the water to Washington
November 15, 2012MIT senior Noam Angrist works to reform education and health care through youth mentorship and economics.
Three awards for MIT research in anthropology, economics and political science
November 9, 2012Mikusheva receives Elaine Bennett Research Prize; Petersen wins Distinguished Book Award; Helmreich wins Rachel Carson Prize.
Said and Done for September 2012
September 17, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts, and social sciences.
Why cutting-edge medical technology may not lead to exploding health care costs
July 26, 2012New study finds growth of advanced imaging slowed amid financial, medical concerns.
Five MIT researchers win presidential early career honors
July 23, 2012Jarillo-Herrero, Lu, Pathak, Sinha and Thaler among 96 winners.
Said and Done for June/July 2012
July 16, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts and social sciences
Computer science tackles 30-year-old economics problem
June 24, 2012MIT researchers generalize Nobel winner’s work on single-item auctions to auctions involving multiple items.
Economists find evidence for famous hypothesis of ‘comparative advantage’
June 19, 2012Why do nations trade goods instead of producing more themselves? An old theory, that countries specialize in the products they make well, may be on the money.
No crystal ball for natural gas
May 22, 2012Traditionally, oil prices have been used to gauge the natural gas market; but new research shows that the future of what is currently a cheap fuel is really anyone's guess.
Four MIT professors elected to National Academy of SciencesSubscribe
May 3, 2012Liskov, Suresh, Townsend and Young bring to 78 the number of Institute faculty who are NAS members.