Economics

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MBA students chose professor Dirk Jenter, pictured far left, for his compelling teaching of Managerial Finance. Jeremy I. Bulow, left, the Richard A. Stepp Professor of Economics, received the PhD Distinguished Faculty Service Award for 2012. STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF...
Bill Frist
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — As a medical resident three decades ago, Bill Frist came to the Stanford Medical Center to work with famed heart-transplant surgeon Norman Shumway because Frist’s superiors at Massachusetts General felt transplanting hearts was too expensive. Today,...
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Medical technology is one of the foundations of the American health care system. It is home to dramatic technical advances. But it is one of the key contributors to rising health care costs, accounting for, according to one study, roughly half the increase in health spending. Issues such as these...
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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair traces his deep interest in Africa back to his father teaching in Sierra Leone in the early 1960s, a time when South Korea was just as poor as Sierra Leone. While South Korea took off economically, Sierra Leone was racked by a long civil war. But now, “the...
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Among the most complex contributors to poverty in developing nations are  lack of access to savings and credit by individuals, poor management practices in industry, operational inefficiencies among entrepreneurs, and bribery throughout  supply...
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Sir, Bankers say whatever serves their interests. William Isaac, Chair of Fifth Third Bankcorp, and Richard Kovacevich, former Wells Fargo chief executive, repeat standard and flawed arguments against what they call “breathtaking“ levels of equity such as 9 percent. Many others argue that...
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The GOP nomination may appear no closer to being locked up, but David Brady is already looking to November. The general election, says Brady, the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science and Leadership Values at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, is...
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What if you sat down in the concert hall one evening to hear Haydn’s Symphony No. 44 in E Minor and found 5 robots scattered among the human musicians? To get multiple audiences in and out of the concert hall faster, the human musicians and robots are playing the composition in double time. Today’...

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