3 US-based economists win Nobel for research on wages, jobs

A U.S.-based economist won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for pioneering research that transformed widely held ideas about the labor force, showing how an increase in the minimum wage doesn't hinder hiring and immigrants ...

Job connectivity improves resiliency in US cities, study finds

What makes urban labor markets more resilient? This is the question at the heart of a new study published in Nature Communications by members of MIT's Connection Science Group. The researchers in this study, including MIT ...

Low-wage workers at risk for automation: study

In a study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface in January 2021, SFI External Professor Doyne Farmer, first author Maria del Rio-Chanona, and their colleagues at Oxford University explore the impact of ...

How coworkers impact the value of your skills

In today's world, most workers are highly specialized, but this specialization can come at a cost—especially for those on the wrong team. New research by Harvard's Growth Lab uncovers the importance of teams and coworkers ...

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