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May 14, 2015

Pedro Gardete: Should Competitors Share Information?

Information-sharing can help better predict market ups and downs.


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February 26, 2015

Lisa De Simone: How U.S. Companies Export Profits to Save on Taxes

A Stanford scholar examines three methods of income shifting, and why some firms benefit more than others.


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September 2, 2015

How to Make Government Work More Attractive

Vetor Brasil matches leaders with opportunities in the public sector.


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July 1, 2015

Solving Solar’s Logistical Headaches

Installing a solar project is easy. Designing it takes months. Aurora Solar wants to offer a possible solution.


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July 23, 2015

Victor Koo: Venture Capital Firms are Proliferating in China

Youku Tudou CEO on micro movies and other ways Chinese directors are leveraging the internet.
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July 9, 2013

Research: Big Investors May Still Be Too Parochial

Institutional investors often favor deals close to home — even though it can cost them dearly.
June 10, 2013

Enrico Moretti: The Geography of Jobs

Why are some places more prosperous than others? A scholar explores the “brain hubs” phenomenon.
May 24, 2013

Jim Kolbe: Trade Has Brightened the Global Economy

A former GOP Congressman says U.S. exports have helped ease the effects of the recession.
March 29, 2013

Making the Business Case for Africa

The for-profit sector steps up to play its role in Africa’s economic development.
March 21, 2013

IBM’s “Frugal Innovation” Takes Root in Africa

Combining high and low tech, IBM’s famous R&D lab tackles the challenges of a rapidly urbanizing continent.
March 15, 2013

Streamlining an “Expensive Democracy”

Nigeria’s reform-minded central banker discusses government waste, austerity, and growth.
December 13, 2012

Ashanthi Mathai: Cross-Sector Effort Helps People See Better

Mathai established a powerful cross-sector collaboration with the Sri Lankan government, regional and local clinics, businesses, and philanthropists to issue eyeglasses to 10,600 people.
November 19, 2012

Why Europe Needs a New Narrative

Can the eurozone fix itself in the absence of a catastrophe?
November 6, 2012

Slavery in Supply Chains

An MBA student urges consumers, NGOs, and companies to end slavery in supply chains of everyday products.
October 23, 2012

Where Hollywood Meets Beijing

One of the most powerful women in the U.S. film industry discusses her work in China.