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February 5, 2015
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Hiroshima Governor’s Goal: End the Nuclear Threat

How Hidehiko Yuzaki plans to convince the world to abolish nuclear weapons.

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A researcher standing in a field
January 16, 2015
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Everything That Can Go Wrong in a Field Experiment (and What to Do About It)

Four Stanford scholars share the most important lessons they’ve learned in the field.

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A woman in Mumbai
January 30, 2015
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Studying Social Networks in Developing Worlds: Five Key Insights

Stanford scholars discuss their experiences in the field.

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Kostas Bimpikis (Photo by Matthew Hintz)
May 2, 2014
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Kostas Bimpikis: Are Global Supply Networks Too Interconnected?

How a company’s effort to decentralize its supply chain can increase risk of disruption.

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A sculptor works on a piece of marble, trying to create a replica of an Ionic column inside one of the Acropolis' restoration centers in Athens. | Reuters/Yiorgos Karahalis
March 10, 2015
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What We Can Learn from Ancient Athens’ Manufacturing Industry

A former vice president at Boston Consulting Group analyzes an ancient sector and how it parallels changes in today’s economy.
Learn where economics and political science intersect.

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Carlos Brito: Corporate Success Depends on Individual Employees

The head of the world's largest beer marketer says success is built on high-performers who challenge each other and don't take criticism personally.
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Charles Lee: Firms in Corrupt Countries Pay a Price in Market Value

Research shows that firms in countries perceived as less corrupt trade at bigger market premiums than those in places deemed more corrupt.
July 1, 2010
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How Big Banks Fail and What to Do about It

A finance professor says putting the financial system in order depends on understanding of how big banks can go from weakness to sudden failure.
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

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May 1, 2010
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GE's Jeff Immelt: Driving Change Can Be Unpopular

The chairman and CEO of General Electric says that pushing for change is necessary, but rarely makes you popular with investors or employees.
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Ted Turner: “Take Better Care of the World”

The bold entrepreneur who founded CNN now wants to stop global warming, encourage energy conservation, and stem population growth.
April 1, 2010
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Michael Spence: Ongoing Growth Needs Global Financial Regulation

The economist says the resilience of developing nations during the world economic crisis is encouraging, but long-term growth needs a global strategy.
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Carlos Ghosn: Electric Cars Are Alive and Well

The CEO of Nissan says the forthcoming Leaf will be key to his company's zero-emissions future.
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John Wolfensohn: "There Will Be a Monumental Shift of Economic Power"

The former World Bank president says that, in the next 40 years, today's leading countries will go from having 80% of the world's income to 35%.