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A vacant, boarded up house is seen in a once thriving neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan | Reuters/Rebecca Cook
June 1, 2018
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Will “Opportunity Zones” Lift Neighborhoods Out of Poverty?

Stanford’s Rebecca Lester teams up with two graduate students to find out.

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Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix. | Reuters/Mike Blake
May 2, 2018
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Another Netflix Disruption: A Transparent Board

How the company that overhauled the entertainment industry created a new model of corporate governance.

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People walk at a Bank of America's Tower in New York | ReutersS/Eduardo Munoz
April 6, 2018
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Are Shareholder Lawsuits Good for Business?

Why the threat of litigation actually benefits firms.

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Tax documents are seen prior to a House Ways and Means Committee markup of the Republican Tax Reform legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. | Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein
December 4, 2017
Written

Tax Reform: Giving with One Hand and Taking with the Other

A new study by Stanford’s Rebecca Lester suggests that the GOP plan to cut corporate tax rates could also discourage risk-taking.
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June 1, 2018
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Will “Opportunity Zones” Lift Neighborhoods Out of Poverty?

Stanford’s Rebecca Lester teams up with two graduate students to find out.
May 2, 2018
Written

Another Netflix Disruption: A Transparent Board

How the company that overhauled the entertainment industry created a new model of corporate governance.
April 6, 2018
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Are Shareholder Lawsuits Good for Business?

Why the threat of litigation actually benefits firms.
December 4, 2017
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Tax Reform: Giving with One Hand and Taking with the Other

A new study by Stanford’s Rebecca Lester suggests that the GOP plan to cut corporate tax rates could also discourage risk-taking.
November 15, 2017
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How Washington Gave Insiders an Edge on IPOs

Research shows the JOBS Act benefits company executives and institutional investors, but hurts ordinary shareholders.
June 26, 2017
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Want a Stock Tip? Follow the Analysts

Analyst coverage is a good prediction of how well a company will perform.
May 8, 2017
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Silicon Valley’s Unicorns Are Overvalued

New research examines fair market value of startups worth over $1 billion and finds huge discrepancies in their purported worth.
April 25, 2017
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Can the GOP Fix the Corporate Income Tax?

A Stanford expert breaks down the next big challenge of Trump’s presidency.
February 2, 2017
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Robo-Journalism Is Good News for Stocks

Automation in the newsroom expands coverage of smaller firms and improves markets.
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