Economics

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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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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — 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...
Justin Finnegan, MBA '09
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Agricultural ventures in communities dependent upon subsistence farming carry plenty of risks and potentially unpleasant surprises. Crops can turn out disappointingly skimpy or low quality, sometimes because the farmers are completely inexperienced with...
Egon Durban
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS  — The U.S. economy is still sluggish, but venture capitalists, who spoke to an audience of nearly 150 investors, students, and faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business on Dec. 6, said the outlook for early- and late-state investing is bullish....
Matt Rothe
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — To a casual observer, tractors are useful tools that help farmers boost their output. But Matt Rothe has a very different view. Rothe, the sustainable food program manager for Stanford Dining Services, believes that tractors unleashed a wave of massive...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — You won't see anything written about bands like the Foo Fighters or the Bloodhound Gang in the pages of most academic journals. But a study of music sales by Alan Sorensen of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Ken Hendricks of the University of...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—In what will be music to the ears of marketers, the old adage that you get what you pay for really is true when it comes to that most ephemeral of products: bottled wine. According to researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—In June finance ministers of the Group of 8, the world's wealthiest industrialized nations, agreed to cancel at least $40 billion in debt owed by the world's poorest nations, many of them in Africa. The move certainly sounds generous, but researchers caution it...
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(View the letter as it appeared in Thomson Reuters? Risk Magazine, June 14, 2011) (View the letter as it appeared in Huffington Post, June 14, 2011) Dear JPMorgan Chase Directors, I own some JPMorgan Chase (JPM) shares through mutual funds in my retirement account. I have read Mr. Dimon's recent...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—If you sold a house anywhere in the country within the past 20 years, chances are you made something of a killing. Housing prices have risen steadily for decades, up 7 percent a year since 1995—and as much as 12 percent a year in the San Francisco Bay Area....

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