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On left, a photo of Amy Finkelstein, arms crossed, with wooden door in background. On right, the red cover says, “Risky Business: Why Insurance Markets Fail and What to do About it,” by authors Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein, and Ray Fisman.

Unnatural selection

In a new book, “Risky Business,” Amy Finkelstein examines the core issue of the insurance industry: Who gets to be a customer?

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What lies beneath

In a new book, an MIT scholar examines how game-theory logic underpins many of our seemingly odd and irrational decisions.

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“If in the 1980s you asked people what would the [mobility] system look like 20 years in the future, they would say it would probably be the same,” Associate Professor Jinhua Zhao says. “Now, really nobody knows what it will it look like.”

What moves people?

Associate Professor Jinhua Zhao, who will direct the new MIT Mobility Initiative, brings behavioral science to urban transportation.

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