The case of the missing gas mileage
January 4, 2012Automakers have made great strides in fuel efficiency in recent decades — but the mileage numbers of individual vehicles have barely increased. An MIT economist explains the conundrum.
A shale gas revolution?
January 3, 2012MIT report shows prosperous shale gas market could hurt future R&D, if we let it.
Kaitlyn Nealon named to Capital One Academic All-America Women's Soccer Team
December 1, 2011Sophomore defender becomes fourth player in the history of the women's soccer program to earn honor.
Rebuilding American manufacturing
November 30, 2011White House working group convenes at MIT to examine how new technologies can create economic growth and more jobs in the United States.
Townsend wins Laffont Prize in Economics
November 18, 2011Development economist to receive French award.
3 Questions: Michael Piore on labor disputes at the ballot box
November 10, 2011Labor economist sizes up the impact and meaning of this week’s high-profile Ohio referendum to restore collective bargaining rights for public employees.
Summers: To end slump, United States must spend
November 4, 2011In MIT remarks, former Treasury secretary calls for the ‘common sense’ cure of more government spending to spur growth.
Foster the people
October 31, 2011At manufacturing conference, emphasis is on keeping high-skill jobs in the United States — and creating workers with the talents to fill those positions.
Said and Done for September 2011
September 15, 2011The humanities, arts and social sciences monthly digest
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Said and Done
August 17, 2011Humanities, arts and social sciences digest for July/August 2011.
Said and Done
July 4, 2011Humanities, arts and social sciences digest for June 2011
Life on a dollar a day
April 26, 2011In Poor Economics, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo open a window into the lives of the world’s poorest people, and suggest new remedies to combat poverty.