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MIT launches master's in data, economics, and development policy, led by Nobel laureates

MIT launches master’s in data, economics, and development policy, led by Nobel laureates. The first cohort of 22 students from 14 countries share a common ambition: harnessing data to help others.

Can We Have Prosperity Without Growth?

An article in The New Yorker describes how the critique of economic growth, once a fringe position, is gaining widespread attention in the face of the climate crisis.

These Patients are Hard to Treat

A study examined a popular approach that coordinated care for the most expensive patients, and found that the project did not reduce hospital admissions

Did a high-profile program really slash hospital spending? Or was it a cautionary tale of 'regression to the mean'?

Co-Scientific Director of J-PAL North America, Amy Finkelstein, discusses the results of her latest study on comprehensive health care delivery.