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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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Protestors on a platform in the middle of a street | Reuters/Vincent West
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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Dawoon Kang | Courtesy
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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Daniel Kessler argues that key parts of Obama's health care plan have already failed.
August 1, 2012
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Building Organizations That Work

New research shows we sometimes prefer hierarchical relationships over equal ones.
July 31, 2012
The Wall Street Journal
In the Wall Street Journal, Edward Lazear discusses how Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will debate the economic numbers.
July 27, 2012
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Francis Flynn: Why Do People Give Things Away to Strangers?

In his quarterly column, a scholar examines the social value of no-cash exchanges on Freecycle and Craigslist.
July 24, 2012
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Greening Taiwan’s Cities

A key player in creating Taiwan’s semiconductor industry explains the role of technology in improving energy efficiency.
July 24, 2012
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Health Care: The Benefits of Human-centric Design

Stanford GSB students explore simple, low-cost modifications to existing processes that reduce costs while improving outcomes
July 23, 2012
Council on Foreign Relations
Stanford GSB's Stefanos Zenios and Lyn Denend explore the challenges of bringing high-quality health care to developing economies.
July 18, 2012
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In a TEDx Stanford talk, Stanford GSB's Baba Shiv explains why ceding control can sometimes be the best course of action.
July 16, 2012
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The Energy Industry: Changing the Balance of Power

Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry joins the head of the U.S-China Energy Forum to explain why shale gas may be a game changer.
July 13, 2012
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Jennifer Aaker: How to Feel Like You Have More Time

New research shows that experiencing moments of awe can change perceptions of our most valued commodity.