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May 5, 2016
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An Economist’s Take on Why Parental Leave Matters

Business prospers with a paid family leave policy. Here’s why.

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An illustration of a man and a woman clothed in money. | Stefani Billings
May 18, 2016
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How Companies Can Solve the Pay Equity Problem

A labor economist reveals how to close the pay gap.

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June 28, 2016
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How the Big-Bank Bailout Helped Investors Save Billions on “Crash Insurance”

Confident that help was pending, financial-sector investors had less incentive to buy protective options.
June 20, 2016
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Three Things All Good Bosses Do

Pay attention to these issues and watch productivity go up.
May 18, 2016
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How Companies Can Solve the Pay Equity Problem

A labor economist reveals how to close the pay gap.
May 5, 2016
Written

An Economist’s Take on Why Parental Leave Matters

Business prospers with a paid family leave policy. Here’s why.
April 11, 2016
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How Fear Spurred Productivity in the Great Recession

Research shows how this recession bucked historical patterns.
April 6, 2016
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Enabling Entrepreneurs to Alleviate India’s Energy Poverty

A change in the law could extend electricity to millions of people.
February 2, 2016
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How the NFL Turned the Super Bowl into a Money Machine

A sports management expert explains the economic impact of America’s largest sporting event.
January 5, 2016
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Facing Acquisition? Your Good Accounting May Be a Liability

Research shows that financial disclosures by target firms hurt their own shareholders.
December 19, 2015
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A Look Back at 2015

Explore Stanford Business stories from 2015, including pieces on technology, finance, and work-life balance.
November 11, 2015
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Latino-Owned Business Survey Shows $1.4 Trillion Left on the Table

More Latinos are starting businesses than the general population, but they aren't growing as large or making as much money.