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November 11, 2015
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Latino-Owned Business Survey Shows $1.4 Trillion Left on the Table

More Latinos are starting businesses than the general population, but they aren't growing as large or making as much money.

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August 11, 2015
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Shai Bernstein: Does Face Time with Investors Make a Startup More Successful?

Having investors you can easily interact with can help a business grow.

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October 21, 2015
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How Much Does Venture Capital Drive the U.S. Economy?

Two scholars measure the economic impact of VC-funded companies.

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September 29, 2015
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How to Stay Rational When the Markets Go Crazy

Four guidelines for surviving and thriving in the current volatility.

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September 15, 2015
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Is Affordable Housing Good for the Neighborhood?

Research shows these buildings impact home prices and diversity.

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June 29, 2015
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Daniel P. Kessler: The Hidden Cost in Changing Doctors

High fees for your own medical records can be a barrier to switching.

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January 1, 2011
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Despite Shortage of Management Talent, Africa A Good Investment

The continent offers opportunities for entrepreneurs willing to be flexible and take the long view, say Stanford GSB conference speakers.
January 1, 2011
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Ilya Strebulaev: Bankruptcy Laws Drive Corporate Default Rates

A finance professor says permissive bankruptcy laws, not bad business downturns, seem to be the greatest cause of corporate bond defaults.
January 1, 2011
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Panel: A Sobering Look at Today's Federal Debt

Economics experts from Stanford GSB and beyond explain why there are no easy solutions to the estimated $14 trillion debt.
January 1, 2011
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Paying Star Employees Well is a Good Strategy for Innovation

New research shows that the most successful companies get their edge by paying star employees more than the competition to fuel innovation.
December 1, 2010
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Ilya Strebulaev: Tax Policy Has Changed Who Owns Stocks

A new study argues that household stock ownership decreases as the tax benefits associated with owning stocks inside a pension plan increase.
December 1, 2010
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Research: Economics Lessons From Indian Textile Firms

New studies show that firms implementing systematic management practices improved their productivity by 10 percent reduced defects by 60 percent.
August 1, 2010
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Don't Be Too Specialized If You Want a Top Level Management Job

An economist says generalists stand a better chance of making it to top management positions than those with more specialized resumes.
July 1, 2010
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Are Wall Street Careers Just the Luck of the Draw?

An economist finds that random factors play a large role in determining the kinds of jobs MBAs take upon graduation.
June 1, 2010
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Would Boycotting BP Do Any Good?

Research shows that company boycotts do indeed work.
May 20, 2010
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Beyond Oil: Saudi Arabia as a Data Hub

Saudi governor Amr Al-Dabbagh explains the nation’s strategy to become one of the world’s top 10 investment destinations.