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Melissa Dell.

Melissa Dell wins 2020 Clark Medal

Harvard economist’s work focuses on the lasting effects that conflicts, economic conditions, and institutions can have on a society


Customer picks up order in Waffle House.

American economy on the bubble

Shutdown may be threatening millions of businesses, but reopening is fraught with challenges of its own


House of cards.

House of cards

Since last recession, a surge in wealthier families opting to rent instead of buy is driving up the market, making affordable housing scarcer, study finds


Cars filling the streets.

Driving is more expensive than you think

Kennedy School study puts annual Mass. costs at $64 billion, hopes figure will be used as a comparison in mass-transit spending decisions


Caroline Light stands at the blackboard.

Hidden costs of emotional labor

Examining why the culture undervalues some necessary jobs, many of which tend to be disproportionately held by women


Mark Cuban and Jeff Flake laughing

A conversation on capitalism

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Mark Cuban discusses value of real-world education, Trump, Warren, and sexual harassment on his NBA team


man wearing headphones

Hate your open office?

Business School professor follows up on his original research to look at why the arrangement hurts collaboration, and what can be done about it