Take a look back at the most-read MIT Sloan news stories of the 2016–2017 school year.
- Finance professor Antoinette Schoar cast into doubt the central storyline of the 2008 housing crisis — that it was driven by subprime borrowers.
- Seventeen MIT entrepreneurs were named to the 2017 Forbes “30 Under 30” lists.
- We rounded up essential reading about developing and implementing a platform strategy.
- In a new book, alumnus Ali Almossawi SM '12 explained how to use algorithms to solve everyday problems.
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.
- Faculty members discussed the economic implications of a $15 minimum wage.
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.
- Assistant Professor Christian Catalini explained blockchain and how the buzzed-about technology could upend every industry.
- 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.
- MBA student Juliana Kerrest reported back on her work at AeroFarms, the world’s largest vertical farm.