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Customers at a bank | Reuters/Paul Hackett
March 24, 2015
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Back to the Future: Do Banks Really Learn from Long-term Relationships?

A pair of economists examine whether banks acquire any special wisdom from repeat borrowers.

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David Kreps
March 27, 2015
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David Kreps: Choice, Dynamic Choice, and Behavioral Economics

An economist explains why “rational choice” is sometimes irrational.

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The U.S. Federal Reserve building
February 10, 2015
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Kenneth Singleton: New Research Could Give Policymakers More Tools to Foresee Economic Calamity

A better way to measure risk premiums in bond markets and, maybe, understand the links between economic activity and yields.

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The U.S. Capitol building is seen at sunrise in Washington March 1, 2013. The best government programs are flexible yet predictable. | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
March 18, 2015
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Renee Bowen: How a Twist to Mandatory Spending Could Reduce Gridlock

A Stanford economist shows how warring political parties could get better results by building some flexibility into mandatory spending programs.

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Picture of flowers with "Reward - the recommended list" | Illustration by Yuko Shimizu
April 30, 2015
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The Recommended List by Stanford GSB Professors

Those in the know share where to go to learn more about reward and related topics.

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Walmart checkouts
December 5, 2014
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Kathryn Shaw: Big Box Stores Pay Higher Wages Than You Think

A new study compares pay scales at chain stores to mom and pop shops.

Latest Stories in Economics

January 30, 2015
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Studying Social Networks in Developing Worlds: Five Key Insights

Stanford scholars discuss their experiences in the field.
December 18, 2014
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How Do You Sell a Travel Experience?

Three economists explain how it’s different from selling a product.
December 15, 2014
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Risk: The Recommended List

Learn more about risk and other related topics.
December 12, 2014
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How Do You Stay Competitive When You’ve Lost Your Patent?

An industrial mixer company combines product and process innovation.
December 11, 2014
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A Look Back at 2014

Explore 10 Stanford Business stories from 2014, including pieces on happiness and networking.
December 11, 2014
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Five Things You Should Know About Risk

From outer space to the boardroom, risk is all around us.
December 8, 2014
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How Do You Compete with the Big Brands?

A small dairy shows how product differentiation can be the key to success.
December 5, 2014
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Kathryn Shaw: Big Box Stores Pay Higher Wages Than You Think

A new study compares pay scales at chain stores to mom and pop shops.
November 24, 2014
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A Brief History of Financial Bubbles

Economies all over the world have strained and burst throughout history.
November 15, 2014
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Arvind Krishnamurthy: Making Mortgages Safer for Homeowners

A Stanford professor proposes a form of automatic mortgage relief in future recessions.