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Street lights not working at early evening in California  | Reuters/Mike Blake
May 13, 2015
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Frank Wolak: How to Keep Green Policies from Crashing the Electricity Grid

As California embarks on “cap and trade,” Stanford researchers employ advanced trading games to head off nasty surprises.

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April 23, 2015
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Robb Willer: The Powerlessness Paradox

Researchers find that feeling powerless can lead people to support systems that disadvantage them.

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Darrell Duffie
May 11, 2015
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Darrell Duffie: Are China’s Financial Markets Opening Up?

A professor of finance explores the burgeoning economy and its opportunities for further growth.

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An illustration of the Union Jack overlayed with British revolutionaries taking the scepter from King Charles I
April 29, 2015
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Saumitra Jha: How Financial Innovation Helped Start the English Civil War (and Why That’s Important Today)

A Stanford scholar explains why financial mechanisms could be useful to align diverse interests.

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May 18, 2015
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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.

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Woman sitting on a museum bench looking a sculptures | Reuters/Yannis Behrakis
April 15, 2015
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Dan Iancu: Tapping a Moral Philosopher to Solve a Money Manager’s Dilemma

A Stanford scholar examines how to juggle needs of diverse clients amid uncertainty.

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May 13, 2015
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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.

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A boy sits inside a tent after a deadly earthquake in Nepal on April 29, 2015. | Reuters/Adnan Abidi
May 5, 2015
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Six Days in Nepal

A Stanford doctor travels to the devastated region as part of the relief effort.

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Three children decked out in San Francisco Giants gear | Reuters/Beck Diefenbach
May 1, 2015
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Five Trends Shaping the Future of Sports

At Stanford GSB’s Sports Innovation Conference, technology took the spotlight.

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June 10, 2014
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Lessons From the Roadside

In an excerpt from their new book, three economists share what they learned about small businesses in America.
June 6, 2014
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Researchers: How Do You Find the Best Private Equity Funds?

Research finds there are differences in skill among fund managers, but identifying the top funds is no easy task for investors.
June 5, 2014
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How Mindy Grossman Turned Around HSN

The CEO discusses customer service, disruption, and the bottom line.
June 3, 2014
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Glenn Carroll: The Value of Authenticity

Researchers find that when consumers assess products, they really want the real thing.
May 29, 2014
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MasterCard CEO: Challenge Conventional Wisdom

The payments technology executive discusses the cash economy, staying humble, and knowing when it's time to move on.
May 29, 2014
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Researchers: How Do You Encourage Saving?

A new study shows that people who feel powerful save more money.
May 28, 2014
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The professor of organizational behavior says leaders need support — and when that "vanishes, so do their careers."
May 28, 2014
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Matthew O. Jackson: Can Trade Prevent War?

A new network model suggests that international trade alliances are considerably more effective than military ones at keeping the peace.
May 27, 2014
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Mary Barra: "I'm Not In a Startup, But a Start-Over"

The new head of General Motors discusses leadership, culture, and how to prepare for what you can't control.
May 23, 2014
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Nir Halevy: How Do You Make Decisions?

New research shows that decision-makers focus on what will lead to the best possible outcome.