Top 10 MIT Sloan Stories of 2016–17

by Zach Church on June 21, 2017 · 0 comments

in Alumni Life, Campus, Management

Studying the housing crisis.

What caused the housing crisis?

Take a look back at the most-read MIT Sloan news stories of the 2016–2017 school year.

  1. Finance professor Antoinette Schoar cast into doubt the central storyline of the 2008 housing crisis — that it was driven by subprime borrowers.
  2. Seventeen MIT entrepreneurs were named to the 2017 Forbes “30 Under 30” lists.
  3. We rounded up essential reading about developing and implementing a platform strategy.
  4. In a new book, alumnus Ali Almossawi SM ’12 explained how to use algorithms to solve everyday problems.
  5. New designation for the Sloan Master of Finance.

    New designation for the Sloan Master of Finance.

    The MIT Sloan Master of Finance degree received a federal designation as a science, technology, engineering, and math program, allowing graduates from other countries to work in the U.S. for longer.

  6. Faculty members discussed the economic implications of a $15 minimum wage.
  7. Learn about new startups coming from Sloan.

    Learn about new startups coming from Sloan. Photos: courtesy Sloan.

    Seventeen new MIT startups — pitching everything from a device to reduce infections in chemotherapy patients to an on-demand wardrobe for “boss ladies”— debuted in September.

  8. Assistant Professor Christian Catalini explained blockchain and how the buzzed-about technology could upend every industry.
  9. Three MIT-born fintech startups sought new ways to evaluate borrowers, making loans to small businesses in Latin America, international students in the United States, and graduate students.
  10. MBA student Juliana Kerrest reported back on her work at AeroFarms, the world’s largest vertical farm.

Visit the Sloan Newsroom for more.

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