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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.
Insights and faculty research on the interplay between economics, law, and politics, including business-government relations and more.

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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.

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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.

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October 2, 2019
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Why Women and Older Workers Make Less Driving for Uber

Research examines age and gender gaps in the gig economy.
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June 24, 2019
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How Innovation Drives Economic Growth

Three Stanford scholars explore how we measure innovation, how innovation drives productivity, and how productivity affects inequality.
April 30, 2019
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Artificial Intelligence for the Perplexed Executive

AI can transform almost every industry. The biggest uncertainty may be the humans behind it.
April 3, 2019
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Why Was the Last Recovery Slower Than Usual? Actually, It Wasn’t

A new study of financial crises going back to 1870 shows that they make for unusually nasty recessions.
March 7, 2019
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Our Misplaced Fear of Job-Stealing Robots

At a Future of Work forum, experts say demographic shifts, not artificial intelligence, create the biggest challenges for today’s workplace.
January 30, 2019
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What Brexit Means to UK Business: Like Jumping out of a Plane without a Parachute

A Stanford economist finds that Brexit is a top source of uncertainty for almost half of UK companies.
January 10, 2019
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Why the Fed Won’t Cave to Trump

The president is browbeating the Federal Reserve, but a Stanford finance professor says it’s a bad idea that won’t work.
January 8, 2019
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Rethinking the Relationship between Age, Business Acumen, and Entrepreneurship

New data shows the sweet spot for entrepreneurial success, and why young people need to rise up the ranks more quickly.
December 3, 2018
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Seven Most-Read Stories of 2018

From tips for career satisfaction to an economist’s stint as an Uber driver, here are the stories that caught our readers’ attention.
November 19, 2018
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Shoved off the Retirement Cliff?

New research shows 40% of American retirees would prefer to be working.
October 19, 2018
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Big Data Is Giving an Edge to Big Companies

The growth gap is widening between large and small companies. A new study offers a surprising explanation.