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Ideas Made to Matter Economics

Economists rebuke Trump administration fuel economy analysis

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New work in “Science” finds “fundamental flaws and inconsistencies … at odds with basic economic theory.”

Dec 26, 2018
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2018 MIT Sloan faculty books
Ideas Made to Matter Strategy

2018 books from MIT Sloan faculty

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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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Ideas Made to Matter Innovation

How a small change will reduce distortion in measuring innovation

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

Oct 30, 2018
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Ideas Made to Matter Artificial Intelligence

Why a leading economist is embracing machine learning

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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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Ideas Made to Matter Economics

MIT takes top business and economics spot in world ranking

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MIT takes top business and economics spot in world ranking

Oct 17, 2018
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Ideas Made to Matter Emerging Markets

How mobile banking is impacting lives in Africa

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An affordable technology has economic and social network benefits.

Oct 10, 2018
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Ideas Made to Matter Economy

Thomas Friedman isn’t having Donald Trump’s anti-globalism

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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
Ideas Made to Matter Innovation

Will regulating big tech stifle innovation?

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

Sep 27, 2018
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Ideas Made to Matter Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning breaks down barriers to trade

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

Sep 11, 2018
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Ideas Made to Matter Data

Accountability in the personal finance industry

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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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