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A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India. Credit: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
November 22, 2019
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Uncertainty Drags Down Global Growth

Tariffs and trade policy uncertainty have had a chilling impact on business, a Stanford scholar says.

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Moving vans headed east out of California. Credit: iStock/eyecrave
October 31, 2019
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Has California Hit the Limit on Tax Rates?

A study finds that almost half of the state’s 2012 income tax increase was eroded by people who moved away or lowered their taxable income.

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HAI Distinguished Fellow Erik Brynjolfsson and Stanford GSB Professor Susan Athey discuss the ethics of AI at a recent conference, Credit: Holly Hernandez
November 7, 2019
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Exploring the Human Side of Artificial Intelligence

At an AI forum, experts say the arrival of superhuman machine intelligence will be one of the biggest events in human history.
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Exploring the Human Side of Artificial Intelligence

At an AI forum, experts say the arrival of superhuman machine intelligence will be one of the biggest events in human history.
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Has California Hit the Limit on Tax Rates?

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October 28, 2019
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The Mixed Impact of U.S. Corporate Tax Cuts

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October 7, 2019
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The Five Best Policies to Promote Innovation — And One Policy to Avoid

A new toolkit aims to teach governments about which policies are supported by research.
September 25, 2019
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A Breakdown in U.S.-China Relations Would Damage Both Sides

At the Stanford China Economic Forum, experts lay out the risks of a relationship unraveled.
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Do Soda Taxes Create Healthier Communities?

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