Lighting the Path
Economic Science for the World's Most Challenging Problems


The MIT Department of Economics works at the intersection of science, technology, and human behavior, using economic science to help address the world’s most pressing challenges. Across a wide range of disciplines and research areas, we’re deeply invested in finding solutions that work.

Discover the research, dedication, and vision that enables MIT economists to improve life for millions of people across the nation and the world — informing policy for health and healthcare, equitable and good jobs, poverty alleviation, energy, the environment, international trade, education, and the work of the future.

At MIT, we believe economic science is the key to answering fundamental questions, providing pragmatic policy advice, and exploring the world in profound ways.


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MIT Better World: Economics site

MIT Department of Economics

MIT SHASS Nobel Laureates

MIT Economics Undergraduate program

MIT Economics PhD program