Ideas and insights about the economy from MIT Sloan.
Harvard Square: A Love Story
A new book by MIT Sloan professor Catherine Turco explores how street-level markets are a central, and centrally important, social institution in American life.
Beyond China’s COVID unrest, 3 important economic takeaways
As China grapples with fallout from its “zero-Covid” policy, experts are predicting a recovery at a much slower rate than has been seen in the past.
MIT Sloan research on finance and investing
As markets churn, ground your investing decisions with insights on mutual funds, options markets, target date funds, fintech, DeFi, and more.
Wall Street gurus: How to invest in a volatile market
Nobel Prize winner Robert Merton and other financial luminaries weigh in on target date funds, value stocks, and finding opportunity in crisis.
4 sectors real estate investors like right now
World events have rattled the real estate market, but some sectors stand to gain. Expert investors detail where the opportunities are.
Study: Most Americans put their pandemic checks in the bank
New research shows that few people spent their economic impact payments in the early days of the pandemic. Those who did spend really needed the money.
How credit conditions affect housing prices
New research from MIT Sloan shows that changes to credit conditions affected housing prices during the 2000s housing boom and bust — and they’re still relevant today.
Stanley Fischer critiques COVID-19 monetary policies
Fischer compares central bank responses to the ‘08-‘09 financial crisis and the pandemic, and likes what he sees. Larry Summers begs to differ.
To 'build back better,' invest in R&D, researchers say
Roads and bridges are a start, but 21st century job creation needs federal research and development in U.S. cities with potential, these authors say.
The role of central banks in addressing inequality
COVID-19 has exacerbated inequality worldwide. Central banking experts from the U.S., Finland, and Malaysia discuss if and how central banks can help.