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Parents choosing high schools for their kids place more value on the students already enrolled than on the school’s effectiveness, according to a study by MIT economist Parag Pathak

MIT professor Parag Pathak recently published a research paper focused on what parents value when selecting a high school for their kids. Pathak’s work has found that parents focus more on the quality of the students enrolled at the school then they do on the school’s actual effectiveness, which is […]
Parents choosing high schools for their kids place more value on the students already enrolled than on the school’s effectiveness, according to a study by MIT economist Parag Pathak
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Canice Prendergast, an economist who helped modernise Feeding America’s distribution system, stays focused on impediments to getting food to the right people

Food manufacturers’ waste and oversupply are important sources of provisions for food banks that nourish America’s poor, such as those that form the Feeding America network. As food manufacturers get better at managing inventory, and more secondary food markets spring up thanks to the internet, economists and others working in […]
Canice Prendergast, an economist who helped modernise Feeding America’s distribution system, stays focused on impediments to getting food to the right people
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2 reasons to pay attention to this year’s Nobel Prize in economics: One of the honorees is only the 2nd woman ever to win it, and the team’s work focuses on helping the world’s poorest people

Esther Duflo is only the second woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in economics. Duflo was honoured along with her husband and MIT colleague Abhijit Banerjee and Harvard’s Michael Kremer for their work on poverty. This year’s honorees were also notable as their work focuses on developmental economics and […]
2 reasons to pay attention to this year’s Nobel Prize in economics: One of the honorees is only the 2nd woman ever to win it, and the team’s work focuses on helping the world’s poorest people