New research says customized deals often backfire.
By making crucial changes to the normal supply chain supporting tourism, these researchers hope to alleviate rural poverty in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.
Game theory shows why "discretionary" spending programs lead to more self-interested behavior by politicians than "mandatory" spending programs.
A Stanford scholar discusses a collaborative, human-centered approach to solving some of the world's most pressing problems.
Research in Sierra Leone offers insights into how to help voters elect better leaders, dampen ethnic rivalries, and strengthen democracy.
Childhood inexperience with household chores may help shape political views.
Stanford GSB's Neil Malhotra says political affiliation rivals education level as one of the most important factors in identifying a potential mate.
A group of scholars propose a plan that could put a brake on health care spending.
Elections sometimes give policy makers incentives to pander to implement policies that voters think are in their best interest even though the policy maker knows they are not, says Professor Kenneth Shotts. In general, an effective media reduces this tendency to pander, "but there are some exceptions to this general rule."
The academic reward system, and indeed the very way experts become trained in their academic disciplines, make it difficult for researchers to learn to talk to peers from other areas of academia, says Professor Myra Strober in a new book.