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Florence Thompson with three of her children in a photograph known as “Migrant Mother” taken in Nipomo, California in March 1936. Credit: Dorothea Lange
April 2, 2020
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The 1930s Depression Was ‘Great.’ This One Might Be Greater.

The coronavirus pandemic may end this winter, but a longtime expert says the economic damage will be deep and could last for years.
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A girl holds a U.S. and Chinese flag. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
March 31, 2020
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Could Infusion of Foreign Capital Be a Cure for Xenophobia?

Communities look more favorably on immigrants when investments help boost the local economy.

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Dolmarie Mendez. Credit: Erika Rodriguez
January 31, 2020
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How Latino Entrepreneurs Can Boost the U.S. Economy

Latinos are launching businesses at an unprecedented pace, but barriers — some long-standing, some brand new — keep them from reaching their potential.

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Susan Athey. Credit: Tricia Seibold
January 31, 2020
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The New Emerging Role in Big Tech? Economists

To maximize the potential of big data, firms are looking for employees with a new skill set.
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April 2, 2020
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The 1930s Depression Was ‘Great.’ This One Might Be Greater.

The coronavirus pandemic may end this winter, but a longtime expert says the economic damage will be deep and could last for years.
March 31, 2020
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Could Infusion of Foreign Capital Be a Cure for Xenophobia?

Communities look more favorably on immigrants when investments help boost the local economy.
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How Latino Entrepreneurs Can Boost the U.S. Economy

Latinos are launching businesses at an unprecedented pace, but barriers — some long-standing, some brand new — keep them from reaching their potential.
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The New Emerging Role in Big Tech? Economists

To maximize the potential of big data, firms are looking for employees with a new skill set.
January 23, 2020
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Is Workplace Equality the Economy’s Hidden Engine?

In 1960, 94% of doctors and lawyers were white men. Today that number has fallen to 60%, and the economy has benefited dramatically because of it.
December 17, 2019
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When Starting Companies, Experience Matters

New research shows that serial entrepreneurs’ companies outpace their novice counterparts in sales and productivity.
December 6, 2019
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Communication mistakes, job-stealing robots, and career-gap explanations captured reader attention this year.
November 22, 2019
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Uncertainty Drags Down Global Growth

Tariffs and trade policy uncertainty have had a chilling impact on business, a Stanford scholar says.
November 14, 2019
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How Markets Can Change to Ease Economic Inequality

Experts weigh in on economic, education, and financial gaps at a recent Stanford GSB conference.
October 7, 2019
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The Five Best Policies to Promote Innovation — And One Policy to Avoid

A new toolkit aims to teach governments about which policies are supported by research.