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October 17, 2014
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What Would it Really Cost to Reduce Carbon Emissions?

Not as much as you might think, according to two scholars.

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San Francisco
September 23, 2014
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Rebecca Diamond: What Is the Relationship Between Economics and Geography?

Research explores the interplay between wages, taxes, housing costs, the movement of workers, and education.

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Street signs that say "Wall Street" and "One Way"
October 10, 2014
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Nicholas Bloom: What Leads to Economic Uncertainty?

An economist explains how political polarization and government growth have increased uncertainty.

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October 20, 2014
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Eric Bettinger: Why Stay-at-Home Parents are Good for Older Children

Parental presence isn’t just for infants and toddlers.

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March 1, 2005
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Joss Challenges Alumni to Change the World

Business is not only an economic, but also a social institution that should be used to solve some of the world's most difficult challenges, said Joss.
February 1, 2005
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Edward Lazear: Generalists Succeed as Entrepreneurs

Survey data confirms that those who have had a variety of jobs and experiences are more likely to start their own companies.
February 1, 2005
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When CEOs Are Paid for Bad Performance

Does excessive pay for less-skilled CEOs signal a breakdown in corporate governance?
October 1, 2004
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Outsourcing Has No Easy Answers, Say Panelists

Most panelists at the Oct. 9 conference say competitiveness is the key weapon against social inequality and unemployment associated with outsourcing.
July 1, 2004
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Jeremy Bulow: A Market-Based Approach to Expensing Options

A scholar parses recent proposals for financial reporting of stock option expenses, and offers a solution that reflects economic realities.
July 1, 2004
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The Surprising Impact of the Bestseller List

A researcher finds that the sales "boost" is virtually nonexistent for the best-known authors.
April 1, 2004
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Housing Inflation Does Not Hurt Consumers

A new study concludes that the losses buyers incur are offset in the larger economy by the gains accrued by sellers.
February 1, 2004
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Paul Oyer: New CEOs Don't Always Mean Executive Turnover

Research shows that CEOs promoted from within are much more likely to retain the senior management team.
January 1, 2004
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Economics Research: What Would Happen if We Removed Borders?

When two countries join, both almost always benefit economically from greater access to ideas, capital, and customers.
November 1, 2003
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Are Discount Tickets Good for Business?

A study shows that charging different prices may help the bottom line, without hurting consumers.