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February 11, 2015
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Six Reasons to Rethink Aging and Retirement

Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity explain that what we think about mental health, exercise, and financial stability is wrong.

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February 4, 2015
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Kristin Laurin: People Calculate Rewards and Punishments in Different Ways

What is more important: your behavior or your intentions?

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February 17, 2015
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Even the Experts are Dissatisfied with CEO Pay Disclosure

Investors say proxy statements are too long and too difficult to read.

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February 6, 2015
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Pedro M. Gardete: Fellow Airline Passengers Influence What You Buy

Seeing someone make a purchase makes us more likely to do the same.

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A man looking at newspaper headlines hanging on a window
February 3, 2015
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Keith Krehbiel: Why the Cost of Vote-Buying Favors Moderate Policies

A Stanford political economist predicts that the new Republican Congress won’t overcome the “gravitational pull to the center” in U.S. politics.

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February 5, 2015
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Hiroshima Governor’s Goal: End the Nuclear Threat

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

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February 17, 2015
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How to Write the Ideal Proxy

Stanford scholars explain what investors need in order to understand companies’ annual statements.

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February 10, 2015
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Kenneth Singleton: New Research Could Give Policymakers More Tools to Foresee Economic Calamity

A better way to measure risk premiums in bond markets and, maybe, understand the links between economic activity and yields.

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February 10, 2015
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How to Bring Your Spiritual Side to Work Every Day

Many successful business people integrate religion into their careers.

Latest Stories

April 4, 2014
Project Syndicate
Two scholars explore the relationship between a country's economic performance and how "functional" its government is.
March 31, 2014
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Zakary Tormala: Mere Potential Can Be More Important Than Achievement

It's not always what you’ve done that matters, but what you just might do.
March 28, 2014
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Research: Do We Shy Away From Pivotal Calls?

A new study shows that at least one type of decision-maker — the Major League Baseball umpire — is biased when the stakes are high.
March 27, 2014
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Caroline Hu Flexer: "Solve a Problem You Personally Care About"

The cofounder of an educational games company discusses great advice, tough lessons, and why doing right by kids is key to her business.
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.
March 25, 2014
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Daniel McFarland: What Is the Secret to a Happy Collaboration?

A Stanford sociologist examines why workers team up with the same people again and again.
March 25, 2014
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Jeffrey Zwiebel: Why the “Hot Hand” May Be Real After All

A Stanford finance professor finds that hot streaks in sports are no illusion. Economists should take heed.
March 24, 2014
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Do Workplace Hierarchies Still Matter?

A professor of organizational behavior says office power dynamics are part of our DNA.
March 24, 2014
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Michelle Obama: The Value of a Global Education

At the Stanford Center at Peking University, the First Lady discusses the value of studying abroad.
March 21, 2014
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How Do You Overcome the Hurdles in Start-Up Life?

A case explores the challenges Gregg Renfrew faced in launching her non-toxic cosmetics business – and asks you what to do next.