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A man overlooks an emblem for the U.S. Federal Reserve System | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
June 28, 2016
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How the Big-Bank Bailout Helped Investors Save Billions on “Crash Insurance”

Confident that help was pending, financial-sector investors had less incentive to buy protective options.

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An illustration of a man and a woman clothed in money. | Stefani Billings
May 18, 2016
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How Companies Can Solve the Pay Equity Problem

A labor economist reveals how to close the pay gap.

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April 1, 2011
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Climate Policy Instruments for the Real World

Summit brings together academics, business, regulatory, and policymaking experts to talk about how state-of-the-art research on key aspects of climate policy design can be put into action.
April 1, 2011
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Exploring Auction Models for Peer-to-Peer Lending

A study says in the emerging market for peer-to-peer loans, the auction method that's used can make an important difference to the borrower.
March 1, 2011
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Steven Rattner: The 2009 U.S. Auto Bailout Was Necessary

The Wall Street financier who led the operation says that the government's $82 billion expense averted a national economic catastrophe.
February 1, 2011
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Ford Is Adding Jobs, Expanding Says CEO Alan Mulally

The Ford Motor turnaround required tough decisions and labor cooperation but CEO Alan Mulally is optimistic about the future.
February 1, 2011
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Researchers: How Does Posting Calories Affect Behavior?

Research shows that posting calorie counts at restaurants has a big impact on consumption but none on revenue.
February 1, 2011
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Stefan Nagel: How Personal Experience Affects Investment Behavior

Researchers show that living through an event, like the Great Depression, has a significant impact on how we invest our money.
January 1, 2011
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Africa Is the Next Frontier for Entrepreneurs

By 2040 Africa will have a larger workforce than China or India, and overlooked development opportunity, said speakers at Stanford Africa Forum 2011.
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.