Ideas Made to Matter Artificial Intelligence

The AI road not taken

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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.

Aug 31, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Accounting

3 hidden forces driving the M&A market

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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.

Aug 30, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Finance

7 principles for the ‘perfect portfolio’

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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.

Aug 5, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Sustainability

Big banks embrace sustainable investing, but change is slow

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Institutional investors like Goldman Sachs and Citigroup have pledged to invest in projects that tackle the climate crisis. Here’s how they’re doing it — and where challenges remain.

Jul 8, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

4 researchers join MIT Sloan faculty

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Research topics include analyzing firm behavior, data-driven sequential decision-making, inequality and worker power, and renewable energy integration.

Jul 7, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

Cash-on-hand can raise worker productivity

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A new working paper details an average 6.2% boost in productivity when workers were paid earlier in a project.

Mar 2, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Robots

Measuring the actual impact of robots on jobs

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Industrial robots do reduce jobs and wages — especially for workers in the automotive industry and certain parts of the country.

Jul 29, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Education

Meet MIT Sloan’s 4 new faculty members

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These faculty members are experts in decision-making, behavioral economics, and more.

Jul 8, 2020
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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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