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April 29, 2015
A Stanford scholar explains why financial mechanisms could be useful to align diverse interests.
April 10, 2015
Becker Friedman Institute
University of Chicago undergraduates heard an array of views on the economic, moral, and political effects of so-called "big data" at a student-organized panel discussion held on April 10, 2015 at the Saieh Hall for Economics. Led by fourth-year students students in the College, the panel featured economists Susan Athey of Stanford University and Hal Varian of the University of California, Berkeley, as well as statistician and machine learning expert Larry Wasserman of Carnegie Mellon University.
March 30, 2015
Larger, more prestigious firms are more likely to take a chance on you.
March 27, 2015
An economist explains why “rational choice” is sometimes irrational.
March 24, 2015
A pair of economists examine whether banks acquire any special wisdom from repeat borrowers.
March 18, 2015
A Stanford economist shows how warring political parties could get better results by building some flexibility into mandatory spending programs.
March 11, 2015
More protests and political competition help, but surprisingly, so does elected officials' salaries.
March 10, 2015
A former vice president at Boston Consulting Group analyzes an ancient sector and how it parallels changes in today’s economy.
February 10, 2015
A better way to measure risk premiums in bond markets and, maybe, understand the links between economic activity and yields.
January 30, 2015
Stanford scholars discuss their experiences in the field.