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July 28, 2015

Are Big Drug Companies Too Slow to Report Patient Deaths to the FDA?

A new analysis shows that some pharmaceutical companies may be dragging their feet on disclosing critical data.


The U.S. Capitol building is seen at sunrise in Washington March 1, 2013. The best government programs are flexible yet predictable. | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
March 18, 2015

Renee Bowen: How a Twist to Mandatory Spending Could Reduce Gridlock

A Stanford economist shows how warring political parties could get better results by building some flexibility into mandatory spending programs.


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February 5, 2015

Hiroshima Governor’s Goal: End the Nuclear Threat

How Hidehiko Yuzaki plans to convince the world to abolish nuclear weapons.


Photo illustration showing low-income housing options in a neighborhood by Tricia Seibold. Photo by iStock/David Sucsy
September 15, 2015

Is Affordable Housing Good for the Neighborhood?

Research shows these buildings impact home prices and diversity.


Someone looking at a health insurance open enrollment form
June 16, 2015

Alain Enthoven: How to Fix the Affordable Care Act

A Stanford scholar explains why we must break away from employer-sponsored insurance.


A man wearing protective gear in a decontamination site
October 16, 2014

Lawrence Wein: Five Disaster Scenarios — and What We Learn From Them

A professor tackles the most effective responses to some of the world’s most dangerous risks.

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February 27, 2013

Are Sick People Paying the Right Amount for Insurance?

New Stanford research says those with big health problems may be getting less for their money than they could — and raising prices for all.
February 19, 2013

Simple Interventions Bridge the Achievement Gap Between Latino and White Students, Stanford Researcher Finds

A study shows how the effects of “stereotype threat” can be overcome by assignments that foster a more supportive environment.
February 15, 2013

A Prescription for an American Economic Recovery

Economist Edward Lazear says Congress and the president must focus on policies that encourage greater investment.
January 7, 2013

Researchers: A New Tax Plan for Saving Our Health Care Dollars

A group of top health care economists propose a system that eliminates incentives to spend more at every turn.
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 30, 2012

Disaster Relief Helps the Incumbent

Research shows that President Obama may get a bump in the polls from Hurricane Sandy.
October 23, 2012

The Message and the Medium

Research says political candidates might be better off paying for web ads than investing too heavily in TV.
September 20, 2012

Hire Missionaries, Not Mercenaries

James Gutierrez, MBA '05, discusses how he built Progreso Financiero, where he gets his best ideas, and the best advice he's ever received.
May 24, 2012

Condoleezza Rice: Managing Global Transitions

The former secretary of state discusses political power in Russia, social stability in China, “the most surprising place in the world.”