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Daron Acemoglu Is Awarded MIT’s Highest Faculty Honor

Economist Daron Acemoglu, whose far-ranging research agenda has produced influential studies about government, innovation, labor, and globalization, has been named MIT Institute Professor. His most prominent work in the public sphere examines the dynamics of political institutions, democracy, and economic growth.

How Is Machine Learning Changing How Economists Work?

“Research shows how existing approaches from statistics and causal inference can be combined with advances from ML to substantially improve performance.” – Stanford economist Susan Athey

Digital Workers Respond to Flexibility

On platforms like Mechanical Turk, digital workers must finish tasks within the time allotted, with limited control over their work pace. In “Running Out of Time: The Impact and Value of Flexibility in On-Demand Crowdwork," researcher Mary Gray and her coauthors report that when the time allotted is one day rather than one minute, workers complete more tasks without loss of quality.

Danielle Citron Joins BU Law

Danielle Citron, a leading expert on information privacy, free speech, and civil rights, testified earlier this year before Congress about the challenges of misinformation and deep fakes. She has also presented her work to Congress on online harassment and sexual violence, and on a federal cyber stalking legal agenda.

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