Europe

In economic debates, it is about as close to a mantra as you can get: Innovation is good, and faster innovation is even better. You can never have too much of it. The World Bank, in a recent report, bemoaned what it called Europe’s “innovation deficit” and questioned whether Europe had “...
Paris, France skyline
Stanford Graduate School of Business seeks innovators and entrepreneurial scientists and engineers throughout Europe to apply for 2014 Stanford Ignite–Polytechnique. Offered in partnership with École Polytechnique, one of Europe’s finest schools of engineering and science, and one of the leading...
U.S. Treasury Building
It was a confident, high-powered investment firm with credit lines at top financial institutions. It made big bets using borrowed money to buy assets and generate higher returns. But when the market for those assets went south, lenders demanded more collateral until the firm suddenly collapsed....
Franck Langevin
When French product manager Franck Langevin completed the online Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate last month, he did not simply internalize the eight required courses. He also synthesized the learning and shared it with colleagues at his company, Mappy, a 100-person software...
art exhibit in Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts
Art has been emerging as a new asset class for the well-diversified portfolio. The reported returns are enough to catch anyone’s eye: the index of fine art sales, used by art advisors to sell art funds, shows an average annual return of 10% over the past four decades. Investors are eager to buy:...
A euro banknote
Average wages grew faster than worker productivity in southern European countries during a decade when investors were willing to accept similar interest rates across the eurozone. Source: Stanford GSB Economics Professor Chad Jones, using data from the Federal Reserve Economic Data database....
Stanford Ignite students collaborating on a project
Stanford Graduate School of Business launched its first Europe-based Stanford Ignite program September 9 in partnership with École Polytechnique, one of Europe’s finest schools of engineering and science and one of the leading grandes écoles in France. The 9-week, part-time program in Paris will...
Assistant Professor of Finance Francisco Pérez-González
If the financial crisis demonstrated anything, it was that excessive borrowing ― leverage ― can lead to big problems. Yet while American households and businesses have trimmed back on debt since the crisis, the United States and most other nations still subsidize borrowing through the tax system....
Stanford Ignite students collaborating on a project
The Stanford Graduate School of Business will offer its first Europe-based Stanford Ignite program in September in partnership with École polytechnique, one of Europe’s finest schools of engineering and science and one of the leading grandes écoles in France. The online application for the 9-week...
grapes on the vine
As any teenager knows, the key to achieving higher social status is wearing the right labels. Now, a team of researchers has determined that the same principle holds true for wine. In a study of 3,545 wines from 96 wineries in the Alsace region of France, Michael Hannan, the Stratacom Professor of...

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