Ideas and insights about economics from MIT Sloan.
Data processing boom in investing favors large firms over small
New research shows that investors are most interested in processing data about large, high-growth firms over smaller companies, even those with high-growth prospects.
Tech hubs are expensive, but (mostly) worth it
Productivity gains from clustered innovation outweigh higher labor and real estate costs. Except in San Francisco.
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.
The imbalance of PhDs’ socioeconomic backgrounds
Economics PhDs are more likely to have highly educated parents and come from a more socioeconomically advantaged background — and that’s a problem.
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.
Want better forecasts? Start with better management
New NBER research shows that savvy management can help companies better predict the future — and better position themselves for profitability.
21 quotes for business and management from 2021
From MIT Sloan faculty and visiting experts, 21 quotes and comments that captured a year of change.
The AI road not taken
Artificial intelligence doesn’t have to trigger a loss of jobs and privacy, writes MIT economist Daron Acemoglu. But only if we modify our approach.
3 hidden forces driving the M&A market
In mergers and acquisitions, it takes more than low interest rates and a healthy stock market to get a deal done. New research pinpoints three unapparent behaviors.
7 principles for the ‘perfect portfolio’
In a new book, six Nobel laureates and “Wall Street’s Wisest Man” share insights and investment advice on finding that perfect mix of risk and reward.