Public Sector

Lorenzo Zambrano
May 19, 2014
The 1968 alumnus of Stanford GSB turned Mexican cement maker Cemex into a multinational powerhouse — and transformed lives along the way. He died in May at the age of 70.
Storefront window in China
May 8, 2014
An expert on developing economies explains how a slowing Chinese economy could be good for China — and for the rest of us.
A man casting a voting ballot
April 16, 2014
A pair of sociologists finds the answer — and uncovers political subcultures in the process.
David Pitt-Watson
March 6, 2014
The cofounder of Hermes Focus Asset Management discusses the value of tolerance, the difficulties of resilience, and the downside of aid.
Hands holding a dish
February 21, 2014
$10 million grant program is part of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies.
February 13, 2014
New research says customized deals often backfire.
Examples of living pods on farms in China
February 5, 2014
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.
U.S. Social Security checks
January 28, 2014
Game theory shows why "discretionary" spending programs lead to more self-interested behavior by politicians than "mandatory" spending programs.
Four men meeting around a computer
January 27, 2014
The chairman emeritus of advertising firm Young & Rubicam explains why practicing one's values "is a winning strategy in business."
Politico -
December 3, 2013
Writing in Politico, Andrew Healy and Stanford GSB's Neil Malhotra say "gender of children can have powerful consequences for a family's political attitudes."
Lorenzo Zambrano
May 19, 2014
The 1968 alumnus of Stanford GSB turned Mexican cement maker Cemex into a multinational powerhouse — and transformed lives along the way. He died in May at the age of 70.
David Pitt-Watson
March 6, 2014
The cofounder of Hermes Focus Asset Management discusses the value of tolerance, the difficulties of resilience, and the downside of aid.
Hands holding a dish
February 21, 2014
$10 million grant program is part of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies.
Four men meeting around a computer
January 27, 2014
The chairman emeritus of advertising firm Young & Rubicam explains why practicing one's values "is a winning strategy in business."
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Building
September 30, 2013
A new study explores the evidence behind the idea that people oppose immigration because they fear losing their job.
Hidehiko Yuzaki, governor of Hiroshima Prefecture
April 26, 2013
The governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, discusses the value of persistence and humility in entrepreneurship.
Economist Edward Lazear
February 15, 2013
Economist Edward Lazear says Congress and the president must focus on policies that encourage greater investment.
Chrstina Romer and Keith Hennessey Debating at the Commonwealth Club
January 31, 2013
Keith Hennessey and Christina Romer debate the debt ceiling, federal deficit, and growth at the Commonwealth Club of California.
European Central Bank President Draghi
November 19, 2012
Can the eurozone fix itself in the absence of a catastrophe?
John McCarthy photo
May 29, 2012
Paralegals can be critical in countries that are short on courts and lawyers. A nonprofit called Namati is helping to bring them there.
Storefront window in China
May 8, 2014
An expert on developing economies explains how a slowing Chinese economy could be good for China — and for the rest of us.
A man casting a voting ballot
April 16, 2014
A pair of sociologists finds the answer — and uncovers political subcultures in the process.
February 13, 2014
New research says customized deals often backfire.
Examples of living pods on farms in China
February 5, 2014
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.
U.S. Social Security checks
January 28, 2014
Game theory shows why "discretionary" spending programs lead to more self-interested behavior by politicians than "mandatory" spending programs.
Embrace Baby Warmer
October 30, 2013
A Stanford scholar discusses a collaborative, human-centered approach to solving some of the world's most pressing problems.
Debate in Sierra Leone
October 22, 2013
Research in Sierra Leone offers insights into how to help voters elect better leaders, dampen ethnic rivalries, and strengthen democracy.
a little girl cleaning the kitchen
July 23, 2013
Childhood inexperience with household chores may help shape political views.
Merchandise from the 2012 presidential campaign.
February 13, 2013
Stanford GSB's Neil Malhotra says political affiliation rivals education level as one of the most important factors in identifying a potential mate.
revised speech
January 7, 2013
A group of scholars propose a plan that could put a brake on health care spending.