Mar 31

Do economic sanctions ever work?

World leaders are considering how to respond to Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, and there has been plenty of talk (but so far, little action) about placing economic sanctions on the newly expanded nation.

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Mar 12

Why aren't there more women in math and science?

It’s a hard pill to swallow, but it’s the truth: Gender bias is costing women opportunities in math and science careers. Women are still conspicuously outnumbered by men in those fields, even though more women enroll in undergraduate programs.

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Mar 05

The rise of sports analytics brings new meaning to being a 'quant jock'

The eighth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference took place in Boston over the weekend, bringing together researchers, statisticians, and analysts on the one hand and the sports establishment, including head coaches, team owners, commissioners, and athletes, on the other. A meeting of the minds, as it were, of the jocks and the geeks.

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