2018 MIT Sloan faculty books
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2018 books from MIT Sloan faculty

From blockchain to collective bargaining, here are the books from MIT Sloan faculty that made their debut in 2018.

Dec 18, 2018
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Child flies homemade cardboard plane
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How a small change will reduce distortion in measuring innovation

A major economic development organization's definition of innovation just changed.

Oct 30, 2018
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Robot using a computer next to a man
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Why a leading economist is embracing machine learning

In a new podcast, Susan Athey explains how robotic research assistants can speed up work and test models.

Oct 29, 2018
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MIT Dome
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MIT takes top business and economics spot in world ranking

MIT takes top business and economics spot in world ranking

Oct 17, 2018
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Man using mobile money to buy from a woman in a market
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How mobile banking is impacting lives in Africa

An affordable technology has economic and social network benefits.

Oct 10, 2018
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A pile of global currency
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Thomas Friedman isn’t having Donald Trump’s anti-globalism

In a new podcast, the veteran journalist talks fake news and worldwide interdependency.

Oct 2, 2018
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A fault line divides the US capitol building from the big tech company logos: Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple
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Will regulating big tech stifle innovation?

Short answer: Maybe. But there could be better ways of keeping market power in check.

Sep 27, 2018
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Magnifying glass views ebay logo on their login page
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Machine learning breaks down barriers to trade

eBay’s artificial intelligence translation system boosts Latin American exports by up to 20 percent.

Sep 11, 2018
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Pile of different credit cards
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Accountability in the personal finance industry

An informed consumer looks beyond the glossy advertisements — the same should go for the people you trust to invest your money.

Aug 22, 2018
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Illustration of farmers in field with very low yield.
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New ideas are getting harder to find — and more expensive

More effort is yielding fewer new ideas.

Jul 31, 2018
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