Ideas and insights about public policy from MIT Sloan.
Does regulation hurt innovation? This study says yes
Firms are less likely to innovate if increasing their head count leads to additional regulation, a new study from MIT Sloan finds.
Study: Industry now dominates AI research
Industry is now leading, and influencing, basic AI research that has traditionally been the domain of academia, according to a new paper.
It’s not too late to rechart the course of technology
In their new book, MIT’s Daron Acemoglu and Simon Johnson argue that society’s powerful gatekeepers need to stop being mesmerized by tech billionaires.
SEC commissioner Hester Peirce is not a fan of interventionism
The Security and Exchange Commission’s Peirce shares views on climate-related disclosures, payment for order flow, and cost-benefit analysis for rulemaking.
After SVB, what’s next for regional banks? 3 takeaways from MIT Sloan
Four MIT Sloan economists on lessons learned and next steps after the demise of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, and First Republic.
4 ways to close the homeownership gap
Experts share ideas on how to reduce the homeownership gap between white and minority households and create more equality in the housing market.
New MIT podcast explores the promise and peril of data
How is data used to lead, mislead, manipulate, and inform viewpoints and decisions? The MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society investigates.
ESG ratings: Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water
ESG ratings may be flawed, but they remain the most effective way to measure the ethical behavior of companies, MIT researchers contend.
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.
Do we need a US Department of Water?
A national water strategy would help the U.S. manage outdated infrastructure and adopt desalination technology, argues water entrepreneur Aaron Mandell.