Government

Darrell Duffie
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — The steps being taken to solve Europe’s sovereign debt crisis are likely putting an end to speculation that the European Union could come apart, says finance Professor Darrell Duffie of the Graduate School of Business. But current negotiations among Europe’s...
Jared Cohen photo
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Like most people, Google’s Jared Cohen once thought of Bluetooth as a tool to “let you talk and drive at the same time.” But in 2004, as he walked the streets of Shiraz, Iran, he saw its revolutionary potential: Young adults were connecting with one another...
Kristie Lu Stout
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Chinese internet users have devised an array of creative ways to navigate around government censorship of China's cyberspace, a leading Hong Kong-based CNN journalist told a Stanford audience. In a November 21 talk at the Stanford Graduate School of Business...
Darrell Duffie
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS —When the Dodd-Frank financial regulations became law in 2010, the reforms were put in place to promote safety and soundness within the U.S. financial system and lower the risk of future financial crises. However, the government's interpretation of one of those...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Does racism affect voters' responses to President Barack Obama’s policies? In September, former president Jimmy Carter argued yes in an interview with Brian Williams of NBC. A Democracy Corps focus-group study published on Oct. 16 disagreed, concluding that...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—People vote for candidates based on their performance in office — right? While political scientists like to think so, new research argues that a political incumbent's fate can be influenced by far less weighty matters — like whether the local college football...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—One need look no further than Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's use of interest rates to manage the stock market and the economy to realize that expectations play a key role in economic well-being. In recent years, economists have learned a great deal...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—All dictatorships are cruel and wasteful. They deprive the populace of basic rights while enriching a small minority at the expense of rational development. Some maintain power through terror and the naked use of force applied by huge standing armies and police...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Bribery, extortion, graft, embezzlement––these are just some of the grizzly faces of corruption. In some countries, corruption is so common that it is as expected as a handshake when ordinary people or businesses deal with government officials. In a recent...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Nike overhauled labor practices in its suppliers' overseas factories after it was targeted by activists campaigning against sweatshop conditions. Faced with criticism on many fronts, Wal-Mart embarked on a strategy to burnish its reputation and improve or...

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