School in the News | August 29, 2011
Media reports from around the world
Obama May Back Hiring Credit, Construction Spending to Spur Jobs
Bloomberg Businessweek | August 30, 2011
MIT's Michael Greenstone is quoted throughout this piece about President Obama's ideas for his new jobs agenda.
A mortgage fix for lenders and homeowners: Shared equity
Fortune Finance | September 01, 2011
"Amid all these talks, however, one idea that seems to have been overlooked is a concept supported by a few economists, including Harvard University's Kenneth Rogoff and Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Bill Wheaton."
When Communities Identify Their Own Poor, Aid Has The Most Effect
Fast Company | August 29, 2011
"When governments and NGOs plan on giving assistance to the most needy, how do they know who needs the most assistance?...MIT researchers in a recent study looked at two alternative methods for establishing who needs assistance. The results suggest that community selection, rather than screening based on objective measures of household wealth provided much greater satisfaction in the community compared to the empirical measurements."
Economist Jonathan Gruber says state officials spun the results of his health care reform study
Madison.com | August 27, 2011
"Gruber, a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is one of the most highly regarded health care economists in the nation; he has won praise for similar work for the federal government and other states including Massachusetts while it was undergoing a major health care reform under Republican Gov. Mitt Romney."
Esther Duflo | Incentives for Health among India's Poor
Next Billion | August 31, 2011
"In 2009, the MIT economist won a MacArthur 'genius award' for bringing the scientific method to development work."
The Fifty-First State?
The Atlantic | August 29, 2011
"John Dower, a professor of history at MIT, is a leading historian of the U.S. occupation of Japan; his book Embracing Defeat won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 2000."
Why many economists missed the financial crisis
The Globe and Mail | August 29, 2011
"Peter Diamond, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who shared last year’s Nobel Prize, is sympathetic to Prof. Stiglitz’s world view."
MIT economist on why policies fail in India
The Telegraph | August 31, 2011
"The Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology gave a talk on his book Poor Economics co-authored with fellow MIT professor Esther Duflo—at a programme in Bengal Club in association with The Telegraph."