Economics Symposium launches MIT's 150th celebration
From Theory to Practice to Policy


This symposium, organized by the SHASS Department of Economics and the Sloan School of Management, celebrated the role of MIT’s faculty and students in advancing the fields of economics and finance, in putting the latest developments into practice, and in contributing to the design of public policy. A series of six panels, which included Nobel laureates, policy makers, and academic and industry experts, addressed three broad questions:  

  • What are the key recent scientific developments and the major unresolved issues of economics and finance?
  • What are the central challenges in economic policy?  
  • How can one assess the contributions of, and limitations of, recent advances in financial economics? 

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