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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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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.

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Harsh Chamria
January 7, 2015
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Harsh Chamria: “No Dream Should Go Unfulfilled for Lack of Funds”

A businessman in India discusses entrepreneurship, irrigation, and the idea of “investing in the smallest dreams.”

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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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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.

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November 1, 2005
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Al Gore: Factoring Earth into the Balance Sheet

The former Vice President says integrating environmental responsibility with business is "one of the most critical decisions" facing our entire world.
November 1, 2005
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Vyomesh Joshi: The Business Plan is Simple, Executing It is Hard

The executive from HP's imaging and printing group explains the five pillars of a sustainable business, and how to see them through.
June 1, 2005
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The G8 Debt Relief Plan May Not Help

A move to forgive $40 billion in debt owed by the world's poorest nations is unlikely to result in large benefits for the struggling countries.
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.