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July 20, 2020
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True Diversity Comes from Within

Diverse corporate cultures are good, but the best encourage workers to embrace the diversity of their personal, sometimes conflicting, beliefs.

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Susan Athey. Credit: Tricia Seibold
January 16, 2020
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Machine Learning and AI for Social Impact

Innovations developed at big tech firms could transform the nonprofit world, with a little help from academia.

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November 20, 2020
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Artificial Intelligence, Cultural Diversity, and a Giant “Bag of Words”

How machine learning helped researchers sort through 500,000 Glassdoor reviews to weigh the benefits of workplace diversity.
Insights on economic theory, industrial organization, labor economics, macroeconomics, econometrics, environmental economics, and global trade.

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Robert Wilson, left, and Paul Milgrom | Credit: Andrew Brodhead
October 12, 2020
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Stanford Economists Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson Win the Nobel in Economic Sciences

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited the pair for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.

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From left, Robert Wilson, David Kreps, and Paul Migrom, received the 2018 John J. Carty Award in the field of economics. | Elena Zhukova
March 28, 2018
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The Future of Economics

Three award-winning economists talk about where the field has been and where it’s heading.

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November 23, 2020
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The World’s Safe Haven Needs an Upgrade

The U.S. Treasury market came close to a meltdown in March, revealing a rickety system that threatens “national economic security,” a Stanford professor says.

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Greg Flynn at Applebee’s in Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco. Credit: Elena Zhukova
November 16, 2020
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Hard Lesson: How a Restaurateur Beat the Pandemic

Sales at America’s biggest restaurant franchisee plunged 60% after COVID-19 hit. Today the company is thriving. Why? “Nobody panicked,” says owner Greg Flynn.
Discover insights and guidance for leading in turbulent times.

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November 25, 2020
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The Bid Picture: Stanford Economists Explain the Ideas Behind Their Nobel Prize

Robert Wilson and Paul Milgrom show how auctions, if designed correctly, can help distribute resources more fairly.
November 25, 2020
Audio

“You Can’t Have Capitalism Without Capital’’

In this podcast episode, an expert explains the troubled history of Black banking, and how today’s racial wealth gap is rooted in centuries of discrimination.
November 23, 2020
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The World’s Safe Haven Needs an Upgrade

The U.S. Treasury market came close to a meltdown in March, revealing a rickety system that threatens “national economic security,” a Stanford professor says.
November 20, 2020
Written

Artificial Intelligence, Cultural Diversity, and a Giant “Bag of Words”

How machine learning helped researchers sort through 500,000 Glassdoor reviews to weigh the benefits of workplace diversity.
November 20, 2020
Audio

Feelings First: How Emotion Shapes Our Communication, Decisions, and Experiences

In this episode, we discuss how recognizing your audience’s emotional needs can help you achieve your communication goals.
November 20, 2020
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The Research Revolution

Access to superabundant data has transformed the methods of scholastic inquiry — and possibly the basic tenets of inquiry itself.
November 19, 2020
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A Year in Stories: Top Ten Picks of 2020

We’ve gathered together the most memorable articles, interviews, podcasts, and videos from a year of world-changing events.
November 16, 2020
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Hard Lesson: How a Restaurateur Beat the Pandemic

Sales at America’s biggest restaurant franchisee plunged 60% after COVID-19 hit. Today the company is thriving. Why? “Nobody panicked,” says owner Greg Flynn.
November 12, 2020
Audio

“We Don’t Know Each Other Anymore in This Country’’

In this podcast episode, political leaders Deval Patrick and Jeff Flake discuss what needs to be done to make progress toward democracy for all in the U.S.
November 11, 2020
Video

What We Can Learn From E-commerce in China

China’s integrated ecosystems merge search, social, and retail.