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May 5, 2016
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An Economist’s Take on Why Parental Leave Matters

Business prospers with a paid family leave policy. Here’s why.

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April 11, 2016
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How Fear Spurred Productivity in the Great Recession

Research shows how this recession bucked historical patterns.

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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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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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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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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.

Latest Stories in Economics

November 24, 2014
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A Brief History of Financial Bubbles

Economies all over the world have strained and burst throughout history.
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.
October 30, 2014
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Ali Yurukoglu: How Biased News Impacts Your Vote

Stanford researchers prove spending more time consuming Fox News or MSNBC can impact your voting decisions.
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.
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.
October 15, 2014
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Roadside MBA: Big Lessons From America’s Small Businesses

Three economists hit the road to learn about America’s small businesses. Here’s what they discovered.
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.
October 6, 2014
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Nicholas Bloom: Decentralized Firms are More Recession-Proof

Research shows that flexibility wins in bad economic times.
September 30, 2014
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Kathryn Shaw: Entrepreneurship Requires Practice, Practice, Practice

A scholar finds that repeat entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed.
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.