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Three business professors visit Scott Turbon mixer
October 24, 2014
Stanford BusinessIn a new multimedia presentation, join three business school professors as they hit the road to learn about small business in the American West.

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Power plant
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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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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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.

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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.
Learn where economics and political science intersect.

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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.
January 1, 2011
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Paying Star Employees Well is a Good Strategy for Innovation

New research shows that the most successful companies get their edge by paying star employees more than the competition to fuel innovation.
December 1, 2010
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Ilya Strebulaev: Tax Policy Has Changed Who Owns Stocks

A new study argues that household stock ownership decreases as the tax benefits associated with owning stocks inside a pension plan increase.
December 1, 2010
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Research: Economics Lessons From Indian Textile Firms

New studies show that firms implementing systematic management practices improved their productivity by 10 percent reduced defects by 60 percent.
August 1, 2010
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Don't Be Too Specialized If You Want a Top Level Management Job

An economist says generalists stand a better chance of making it to top management positions than those with more specialized resumes.
July 1, 2010
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Are Wall Street Careers Just the Luck of the Draw?

An economist finds that random factors play a large role in determining the kinds of jobs MBAs take upon graduation.
June 1, 2010
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Would Boycotting BP Do Any Good?

Research shows that company boycotts do indeed work.
May 20, 2010
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Beyond Oil: Saudi Arabia as a Data Hub

Saudi governor Amr Al-Dabbagh explains the nation’s strategy to become one of the world’s top 10 investment destinations.