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Making economics relevant

A team of researchers at Singapore Management University investigates the complex relationships between economy, geography, real estate and health to unravel important policy implications.

dateNov 17, 2015 in Economics & Business
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How voters would accept higher gas tax

Americans would be more likely to accept a gas tax increase if they knew the extra revenue would improve energy efficiency, repair roads and bridges or be refunded to taxpayers equally, indicates a new study by two Michigan ...

dateNov 10, 2015 in Economics & Business
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Analyzing employment trends through cell phone data

Policymakers now have another tool in their arsenal to help recognize and respond quickly to economic shocks. A new research study co-authored by Harvard Kennedy School Assistant Professor Daniel Shoag finds that call detail ...

Research sheds light on Amazon vs. Wal-Mart competition

After Amazon announced plans last week for a day of online retail discounts July 15 comparable to Black Friday, Wal-Mart is launching a rival sale online the same day. Who will win the e-commerce battle? Winning is a matter ...

Earnings show less for left-handed, says study

Much has been thrown at left-handed people—they are quick to anger, quickly scared and, with the exception of heads of state, are more or less life's losers. Much too has been bestowed upon left-handed people—they are ...

Novel method projects growth potential of new firms

New businesses spring up all the time in the U.S. But which ones have the greatest ability to become big? A method developed by MIT researchers, based on an empirical study, projects the growth potential of high-tech firms ...

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