Ideas Made to Matter Coronavirus

Summer forecast for COVID-19: Some relief, but not enough

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Research finds temperatures above 77 degrees Fahrenheit impede transmission of COVID-19, but not enough to quell the epidemic without other measures.

May 26, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

What should reopen first? Data shows the way

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Banks before gyms, colleges before cafes. A new study offers insight into how to slowly reopen businesses.

May 18, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

MIT Sloan research about the coronavirus pandemic

The latest working papers from MIT Sloan faculty about the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 23, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Coronavirus

For successful self-isolation, internet speed matters

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Research finds people with access to high-speed internet can better self-isolate, particularly reinforcing the wealthy’s ability to social distance.

Apr 17, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Digital Economy

Study: Consumers value reviews over occupational licenses

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Occupational licensing raises costs, new research finds, but consumers hiring a painter or contractor care more about price and online reviews.

Apr 15, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Economy

How to restart the economy with a ‘safe’ workforce

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When the time comes, restarting the economy needs to be as quick and safe as possible. Safe workers, “immunity certificates,” and digital tracking could help.

Apr 14, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Productivity

Research proves it: Naps save you money

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New research suggests that taking a 30-minute nap during work can increase productivity and prompt more deposits into your savings account.

Apr 13, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Social Media

An ‘accuracy nudge’ could curtail COVID-19 misinformation

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People are less likely to share falsehoods about the new coronavirus and COVID-19 when prompted to consider accuracy.

Mar 23, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

How to curb a pandemic: Wash your hands at the airport

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Improved handwashing habits at airports — even just a few — would curb the global spread of disease, new research finds.

Mar 2, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

Is there a seat for employees in U.S. boardrooms?

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Three economists study the pros and cons of worker representation on executive boards.

Dec 23, 2019
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