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The dark side of stock market circuit breakers
Circuit breakers are meant to calm the markets. But new research shows that they can backfire and create more volatility if not properly designed.
9 new researchers join MIT Sloan faculty
The new faculty joining MIT Sloan in 2022 are experts in finance, system dynamics, technological innovation, and more.
Study: How target date funds impact investment behavior
The average U.S. investor holds more of their wealth in the stock market than in prior decades — a trend drastically accelerated by target date funds.
Multiethnic networking, East Asians, and US C-suites
Researcher sheds light on why East Asians are less likely than other ethnicities to attain leadership positions in America.
Study: Most Americans put their pandemic checks in the bank
New research shows that few people spent their economic impact payments in the early days of the pandemic. Those who did spend really needed the money.
Why automakers colluded against clean air regulation
Knowing why BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen colluded against clean air regulation — and quantifying the damages — may have implications for U.S. policy.
Credit cards increase the pleasure in purchasing
Study of brain activity finds using a credit card engages brain networks connected to anticipation and craving.
Podcast: Why we aren’t at ‘peak car’ yet
Two MIT researchers discuss what it will take for alternative transportation to supplant car ownership.
Cash-on-hand can raise worker productivity
A new working paper details an average 6.2% boost in productivity when workers were paid earlier in a project.
Car access tripled in value during early COVID-19
Car owners, on average, would want $3,300 to give up ownership and use of their vehicle for a month during the pandemic.