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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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Eric Schmidt, left, Condoleezza Rice, and Jared Cohen Braulio Amado
March 26, 2014
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What Is the Relationship Between Technology and Democracy?

Condoleezza Rice and Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen discuss communication technologies, foreign policy, and geopolitics.

School News

June 18, 2014
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$4.6 Million Awarded for Research to Help Alleviate Poverty

Global Development and Poverty Initiative money builds on 22 awards funded by Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies.

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Shipping Morris Minors and Oxfords overseas from English wharf, 1949
May 28, 2014
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Matthew O. Jackson: Can Trade Prevent War?

A new network model suggests that international trade alliances are considerably more effective than military ones at keeping the peace.

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Anat Admati (Photo by Jake Stangel)
April 24, 2014
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Anat Admati: The Economist Who Said “The Bankers Have No Clothes”

Recently named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people, the Stanford professor discusses her impact on global finance.
Learn where economics and political science intersect.

Latest Stories in Global Business

March 11, 2005
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Stanford Alumni Conference in London: Global Business, Global Poverty

Professor John Roberts moderated. Distinguished panelists included John Browne, MS ’81; Sir Dominc Cadbury, MBA ’64; and Sir Deryck Maughan, MS ’79.
February 1, 2005
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Hau Lee: The Role of Confidence in Successful Supply Chains

How shared information and trust can curb irrational worry and prevent inefficiencies.
October 1, 2004
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Outsourcing Has No Easy Answers, Say Panelists

Most panelists at the Oct. 9 conference say competitiveness is the key weapon against social inequality and unemployment associated with outsourcing.
October 1, 2004
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Use Weighted Averages to Determine Transfer Pricing

A prize-winning paper presents a real-world method for transfer pricing that incorporates both management and tax considerations.
May 1, 2004
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Vinod Khosla: Microlending to End Poverty

The venture capitalist calls funding low-income entrepreneurs "one of the most important economic phenomena since the advent of capitalism."
March 12, 2004
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Leonard Lauder: "We're a Family in Business, Not a Family Business"

The second-generation leader of Estee Lauder Companies explains why taking the business public was key to global expansion.
January 1, 2004
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Economics Research: What Would Happen if We Removed Borders?

When two countries join, both almost always benefit economically from greater access to ideas, capital, and customers.
March 15, 2003
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Economic Analysis: Debt Relief Doesn't Help Small Countries

Highly indebted poor countries should be targeted not for debt relief but for direct aid that would assist in building social infrastructure.
May 1, 2002
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Don't Blame Trade Liberalization for Labor Market Chaos

Research finds little or no evidence of shuffling of workers in the five years after trade liberalization.
May 1, 2002
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Ignoring Global Labor Standards Isn't Good for Business

A new study dispels the idea that having the lowest labor standards provides competitive advantages in the global economy.