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April 29, 2015
A Stanford scholar explains why financial mechanisms could be useful to align diverse interests.
March 30, 2015
Larger, more prestigious firms are more likely to take a chance on you.
March 27, 2015
An economist explains why “rational choice” is sometimes irrational.
March 24, 2015
A pair of economists examine whether banks acquire any special wisdom from repeat borrowers.
March 18, 2015
A Stanford economist shows how warring political parties could get better results by building some flexibility into mandatory spending programs.
March 11, 2015
More protests and political competition help, but surprisingly, so does elected officials' salaries.
March 10, 2015
A former vice president at Boston Consulting Group analyzes an ancient sector and how it parallels changes in today’s economy.
February 10, 2015
A better way to measure risk premiums in bond markets and, maybe, understand the links between economic activity and yields.
January 30, 2015
Stanford scholars discuss their experiences in the field.