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May 18, 2015

Khaled Naim: “You Can’t Do it Alone”

The founder of a logistics software company discusses creativity, the Middle East, and the best path to decision making.


Darrell Duffie, Professor of Economics (by courtesy)
April 27, 2015

Darrell Duffie: Understanding China’s Financial System

A finance professor says doing business on a global scale requires understanding what makes China tick.


Dawoon Kang | Courtesy
May 13, 2015

Dawoon Kang: “I Want to Make the World a More Loving Place”

The cofounder of an online matchmaking service discusses the value of teamwork, rapid iteration, and perseverance.


Kostas Bimpikis (Photo by Matthew Hintz)
May 2, 2014

Kostas Bimpikis: Are Global Supply Networks Too Interconnected?

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


A woman walking out of Google
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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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

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

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

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

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

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.
June 1, 2001

Cultural Lenses Change Business Focus

How can firms understand and appreciate the cultural background of employees, partners, and customers without overemphasizing or stereotyping it?