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  • Temporary gains

    MIT economist finds temporary jobs may actually reduce workers’ income and employment prospects

    January 22, 2010
  • The recession hits science

    MIT report reveals biotechnology funding troubles

    January 8, 2010
  • 3 Questions: Making unemployment work

    With large numbers of Americans out of work, economist Ivan Werning suggests some better ways to make unemployment insurance operate

    January 5, 2010
  • The Tough Get Growing: how to succeed in a down economy

    Presented by the MIT Enterprise Forum<br /><br />Moderated by Bo Fishback<br /><br />Panelists:<br />Eugene Fitzgerald '85<br />Daphne Zohar<br />Helen Greiner '89, SM '90

    December 23, 2009
  • Creating a game plan for transition to a sustainable economy

    Jeffrey Hollender enumerates the many reasons he’s feeling bleak these days.

    December 21, 2009
  • Awards & Honors: Dec. 18, 2009

    December 18, 2009
  • Nobel-winning economist Paul A. Samuelson dies at age 94

    In a career that spanned seven decades, he transformed his field, influenced millions of students and turned MIT into an economics powerhouse

    December 13, 2009
  • How to encourage big ideas

    A new study suggests certain types of funding — which provide more freedom and focus less on near-term results — lead to more innovative and influential research.

    December 9, 2009
  • The real thing?

    MIT business professor Renee Richardson Gosline shows that people are often unsure about telling authentic luxury goods from fakes — until they see who’s using them.

    December 1, 2009
  • Three MIT students are Rhodes Scholars

    A record year for U.S. students at the Institute

    November 23, 2009
  • Good food nation

    MIT researchers think America's obesity epidemic can be reversed via ‘foodsheds,’ in which healthier, more affordable food is produced and consumed regionally.

    November 10, 2009
  • “Diagnosing” the U.S. health care system: in Soundings Magazine

    The U.S. health system has been ranked second in the world in expenditures — and 38th in the world for performance. What's going on?

    November 9, 2009
  • MIT rings NASDAQ's bell

    November 6, 2009
  • The math gap

    MIT economists find a new reason to think that environment, not innate ability, determines how well girls do in math class

    November 4, 2009
  • 3 Questions: Jeffrey Harris on why we still don't have an HIV vaccine

    The MIT economist blames inadequate incentives for the failure to develop a vaccine against the virus that causes AIDS. He argues governments should help industry create an HIV vaccine by sharing risk.

    November 4, 2009
  • Data points of light

    MIT’s undergraduates fight poverty one statistic at a time, thanks to coordination between the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

    November 2, 2009
  • Charter schools, studied

    MIT economists are trying to learn how and why some Boston charter schools were able to produce stunning results. What they discover could serve as a lesson for America’s struggling public schools.

    October 29, 2009
  • All wired up

    MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson explains how technology really helps the economy — even as the restructuring it is spurring causes pain.

    October 23, 2009
  • Two from MIT elected to the Institute of Medicine

    Professor of Economics Amy Finkelstein and Tyler Jacks, director of the Koch Institute, join arm of the National Academies of Science.

    October 12, 2009
  • MIT alum garners economics nobel

    Oliver Williamson '55 a co-winner, for work on the theory of the firm

    October 12, 2009

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