Ideas Made to Matter Public Policy

How an age-based reopening could save lives

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MIT economists recommend older Americans stay home during COVID-19 pandemic while younger adults return to work sooner.

Jun 9, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Innovation

2 MIT Sloan courses prepare future innovation managers

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In Innovation Strategy and Innovation Analytics, new methods for success in high-tech industries.

Feb 4, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Public Policy

The drastic power of a modest carbon tax

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A $7 per metric ton carbon tax could reduce emissions by the same amount as the flagship climate policies of the Obama administration, a new study finds.

Oct 17, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Sustainability

Tech, capitalism, and a hopeful remedy for the planet

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In this excerpt from ‘More from Less,’ Andrew McAfee explains how dematerialization led him to an optimistic theory of the Earth’s fortune.

Oct 4, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Globalization

Global electricity access is up, but has a ways to go

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Misconceptions about who needs electricity, when, and how means aid and investment may not reach those who could benefit most.

Jun 3, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Economics

Standards prop up the economy, but challenges abound

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Misconceptions about who needs electricity, when, and how means aid and investment could be rolled out inefficiently.

May 31, 2019
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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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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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