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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.

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"For Sale" sign in front of home
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.

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Street signs that say "Wall Street" and "One Way"
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.

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Professors at Scott Turbon Mixer
December 12, 2014
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How Do You Stay Competitive When You’ve Lost Your Patent?

An industrial mixer company combines product and process innovation.

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San Francisco
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.

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The door of an abandoned house with caution tape in front of it.
November 24, 2014
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A Brief History of Financial Bubbles

Economies all over the world have strained and burst throughout history.

Latest Stories in Economics

June 1, 2011
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Stanford Finance Forum Debates Bank Capital and Equity Levels

Boston Fed CEO Eric Rosengren says money market mutual funds are vulnerable to the European debt crisis.
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.