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A "Wall Street" sign overlooking the New York Stock exchange | REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
October 21, 2015

How Much Does Venture Capital Drive the U.S. Economy?

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


Health care worker reviewing a file in a massive archive | Reuters/Phil McCarten
June 29, 2015

Daniel P. Kessler: The Hidden Cost in Changing Doctors

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


Telephone receiver hanging by its cord in front of the NYSE logo | Reuters/Lucas Jackson
September 29, 2015

How to Stay Rational When the Markets Go Crazy

Four guidelines for surviving and thriving in the current volatility.


Photo illustration showing low-income housing options in a neighborhood by Tricia Seibold. Photo by iStock/David Sucsy
September 15, 2015

Is Affordable Housing Good for the Neighborhood?

Research shows these buildings impact home prices and diversity.

Latest Stories in Economics

October 6, 2014

Nicholas Bloom: Decentralized Firms are More Recession-Proof

Research shows that flexibility wins in bad economic times.
September 30, 2014

Kathryn Shaw: Entrepreneurship Requires Practice, Practice, Practice

A scholar finds that repeat entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed.
September 23, 2014

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.
August 18, 2014

Nicholas Bloom: Innovation Requires Delegating Authority

An economics scholar examines ways firms create flexible structures and why some do not.
July 23, 2014

Chris Tonetti: An Economist Shows How Imitation Can Sometimes Beat Innovation

Technical innovation makes more sense for some countries and companies than others.
July 15, 2014

Glenn Carroll: How Did Hong Kong’s Transition Affect Entrepreneurship?

New research says start-up activity declined after the handover, compared to what it should have been had things remained the same.
July 7, 2014

Rebecca Diamond: What is Happening to America’s Cities?

New research shows they are increasingly segregated by education.
June 10, 2014

Lessons From the Roadside

In an excerpt from their new book, three economists share what they learned about small businesses in America.
May 22, 2014

Jeremy Bulow: A Better Approach to Bank “Bail-Ins”

A Stanford economist and his colleague at Oxford propose a new strategy to reduce the risk of taxpayer-funded bailouts.
May 8, 2014

Michael Spence: China’s Rising Middle

An expert on developing economies explains how a slowing Chinese economy could be good for China — and for the rest of us.