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 Stanford GSB Professor Charles O’Reilly speaking with the Stanford Hoover Tower in the background. Credit: Mike Elwell
November 4, 2019
Video

Why Great Businesses Fail

Strong leadership makes a difference when a big company faces disruption.

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Moving vans headed east out of California. Credit: iStock/eyecrave
October 31, 2019
Written

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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A young black man, anxious about his bills. Credit: iStock/Damir Khabirov
October 28, 2019
Written

Big Data and Racial Bias: Can That Ghost Be Removed from the Machine?

Credit-market algorithms may violate anti-discrimination laws even when they’re designed not to. A Stanford researcher looks for a fix.

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks at a news conference announcing the passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on November 16, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein
October 28, 2019
Written

The Mixed Impact of U.S. Corporate Tax Cuts

Slashing business taxes brings some local investment but fewer overall U.S. jobs, new research finds.

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Lisa De Simone. Credit: Nancy Rothstein
October 18, 2019
Video

How Corporations Use Tax Havens to Maximize Profits

What does it mean for a company to pay its fair share?

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Hands are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the picture of various currencies of money in this illustration. Credit: Reuters/Kacper Pempel/Illustration
October 24, 2019
Written

Cryptocurrencies Could Eliminate Banking’s Easiest Moneymaker

Banks earn big profits by paying minuscule interest on deposits and charging large credit card fees. Digital currencies are about to disrupt that.

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Grace Wilsey receiving care at Stanford. Credit: Tom Hood
October 18, 2019
Written

Turning the Pharmaceutical Model Upside-Down

How a nonprofit gave birth to a company that aims to disrupt Big Pharma.

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A man checks his mobile phone as a woman riding a bike passes next to a big Brazilian flag in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Credit: Reuters/Nacho Doce
October 22, 2019
Written

How Stanford GSB Alums Created One of the Most Valuable Startups in Latin America

São Paulo-based Nubank, valued at $10 billion, is disrupting the region’s banking sector.

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October 22, 2019
Written

How Stanford GSB Alums Created One of the Most Valuable Startups in Latin America

São Paulo-based Nubank, valued at $10 billion, is disrupting the region’s banking sector.
October 18, 2019
Video

How Corporations Use Tax Havens to Maximize Profits

What does it mean for a company to pay its fair share?
October 18, 2019
Written

Turning the Pharmaceutical Model Upside-Down

How a nonprofit gave birth to a company that aims to disrupt Big Pharma.
October 18, 2019
Written

With Grace

In his quest to cure his daughter’s ultra-rare disease, Matt Wilsey might also be changing the way drugs are made.
October 15, 2019
Written

In the Stock Market, Watch What They Know, Not What They Do

A new study finds that similarities in technological expertise can bind the fortunes of seemingly unrelated companies.
October 7, 2019
Written

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.
October 4, 2019
Video

U.S. Banking Sector: Better Than Before

A Stanford GSB professor examines the post-crisis financial system.
October 2, 2019
Written

Are Bank Regulators Missing the Big Picture?

A new strategy to predict a bank’s risk of failure appears to outperform what regulators consider their gold standard for bank strength.
October 2, 2019
Written

Why Women and Older Workers Make Less Driving for Uber

Research examines age and gender gaps in the gig economy.
October 1, 2019
Audio

Ray Dalio: Seek Out Thoughtful Disagreement

On this podcast episode, the founder of Bridgewater Investments discusses how an idea meritocracy can improve decision-making.