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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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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.

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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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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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September 15, 2015
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Is Affordable Housing Good for the Neighborhood?

Research shows these buildings impact home prices and diversity.

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June 29, 2015
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Daniel P. Kessler: The Hidden Cost in Changing Doctors

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

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Frederico Finan: How to Attract More Qualified Employees

A Stanford scholar presents the first experimental evidence that employers get what they pay for.
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Pedro Gardete: When Do Advertisers Tell the Truth?

A marketing professor explores what happens when the interests of an advertiser and a consumer aren’t such a perfect match.
October 17, 2013
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A Dialogue: What Europe Taught Us About Boundaries

Market reactions to eurozone unification led to divergent labor productivity rates.
October 4, 2013
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A group of economists turns to an unusual source for funding: strangers.
September 24, 2013
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George P. Shultz: "Issues on My Mind"

The scholar, diplomat, and businessman discusses America's role in the world.
September 20, 2013
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Susan Athey: How Big Data Changes Business Management

The Stanford economist explains how troves of digital data will reshape competition.
August 9, 2013
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Francisco Pérez-González: How to Wean Businesses of Over-Borrowing

A novel tax-reform strategy in Europe reduces subsidies for taking on debt.
June 10, 2013
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Enrico Moretti: The Geography of Jobs

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June 7, 2013
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Jeffrey Ball: China’s Solar-Panel Boom and Bust

How a mad dash into a burgeoning sector turned into a scramble for support.
June 7, 2013
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Companies Emphasize the Environment Over Employees

A professor of organizational behavior argues that “human sustainability” may pay off too.