Ideas and insights about public policy from MIT Sloan.
ESG ratings: Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water
ESG ratings may be flawed, but they remain the most effective way to measure the ethical behavior of companies, MIT researchers contend.
The dark side of stock market circuit breakers
Circuit breakers are meant to calm the markets. But new research shows that they can backfire and create more volatility if not properly designed.
Do we need a US Department of Water?
A national water strategy would help the U.S. manage outdated infrastructure and adopt desalination technology, argues water entrepreneur Aaron Mandell.
Tech hubs are expensive, but (mostly) worth it
Productivity gains from clustered innovation outweigh higher labor and real estate costs. Except in San Francisco.
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.
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt on regulating AI
Former Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt said there should be a balance between regulating artificial intelligence and boosting innovation.
Study: Social media linked to decline in mental health
Researchers found a significant link between the presence of Facebook and increases in anxiety and depression among college students.
Study finds mutual fund disclosures are unnecessarily complex
Retail investors often make poor choices when selecting mutual funds. Are complex disclosures to blame?
‘Climate Future’: What to do if reducing emissions isn’t enough?
In a new book, MIT Sloan professor Robert Pindyck says we must invest in climate adaptation — hybrid crops, sea walls, geoengineering, and more.
5 social media trends experts are watching
Fighting misinformation, understanding powerful algorithms, and mitigating harms are top concerns for social media experts.