How to make factory conditions better
May 5, 2013After years of research into global production systems, an MIT political scientist is convinced that government, not just the private sector, must help keep workers safe.
The case for optimism about a renewable energy future
May 1, 2013Researcher Eric Martinot presents findings of two-year project at campus event
At MIT, Gov. Deval Patrick highlights clean-energy achievements
April 26, 2013Earth Day talk details Massachusetts’ accomplishments since the governor’s MIT speech five years ago, and outlines new goals.
Commerce’s call to action
April 12, 2013In MIT talk, head of U.S. Chamber of Commerce outlines business-oriented policy agenda.
Q&A: U.S. immigration policy and entrepreneurship
February 28, 2013MIT’s Bill Aulet, Danielle Guichard-Ashbrook and Edward Roberts discuss the challenges facing foreign-born entrepreneurs under U.S. immigration policy.
MIT report identifies keys to new American innovation
February 22, 2013From ‘Main Street’ firms to multinationals, improvements possible in funding of research, collaboration among manufacturers.
The case of the missing gas tax
February 21, 2013MIT researchers find vehicle efficiency standards are at least six times more costly than a tax on fuel.
When opportunity meets preparation
February 13, 2013Political science PhD student Laura Chirot examines industrial policy in late developing countries.
Students witness science policy in action
February 12, 2013MIT students participate in the final mercury talks resulting in an international treaty.
Changing with the climate
January 28, 2013MIT researchers, Massachusetts officials highlight strategies to adapt to climate change.
Hard times in Chicago
January 18, 2013MIT anthropologist’s new book recounts the painful aftermath when steel plants suddenly closed in the American heartland.
Michael Liebreich sees shift to cleaner energy as inevitable
January 17, 2013Chief executive officer of Bloomberg New Energy Finance says clean energy will eventually be the norm.
The right’s resistance to regulation
January 16, 2013Book details how conservatives have changed the terms of the environmental debate in recent decades.
MIT researchers win Pyke Johnson Award
January 15, 2013Karplus, Paltsev honored for their study on the impacts of vehicle efficiency standards.