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Power plant
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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"For Sale" sign in front of home
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.

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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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Professors at Scott Turbon Mixer
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.

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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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The door of an abandoned house with caution tape in front of it.
November 24, 2014
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A Brief History of Financial Bubbles

Economies all over the world have strained and burst throughout history.

Latest Stories in Economics

October 1, 2006
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Loyalty Programs Can Be a Waste of Money

Research shows the programs motivate only a small fraction of consumers to increase usage, and sometimes end up costing organizations money.
January 1, 2006
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The High Price of Internet Keyword Auctions

A scholar shows how the current mechanism could be adjusted to create an auction that better serves advertisers.
November 1, 2005
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How Franchisers Protect Brand Reputation

Research shows companies that spend heavily on advertising to build brand reputation own a higher percentage of franchise outlets for that brand.
October 1, 2005
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Consumers Feast on Restaurant Ratings

A professor looks at the effects of information on consumers and market outcome.
September 1, 2005
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Co-Financing Doesn't Make Movies More Profitable

An economist says that for movie studios, sharing costs and profits is just as risky as going it alone.
September 1, 2005
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Integrated Systems Improve Medical Care and Control Costs

Research says proposals to move away from managed care would be a mistake.
June 1, 2005
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The G8 Debt Relief Plan May Not Help

A move to forgive $40 billion in debt owed by the world's poorest nations is unlikely to result in large benefits for the struggling countries.
June 1, 2005
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The Surprising Reason Urban Schools Attract Less Qualified Teachers

New research shows that teachers seeking their first jobs overwhelmingly choose school districts near to where they grew up.
March 11, 2005
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Stanford Alumni Conference in London: Global Business, Global Poverty

Professor John Roberts moderated. Distinguished panelists included John Browne, MS ’81; Sir Dominc Cadbury, MBA ’64; and Sir Deryck Maughan, MS ’79.
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.