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January 20, 2017
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How Consultants Can Court Clients Without Giving Away Too Much

Gradual persuasion, through incremental sharing of information, benefits freelancers and companies alike.

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A complex machine with "cause" and "effect" signs | Illustration by Raymond Biesinger
March 10, 2017
Written

Fixing Big Data’s Blind Spot

Susan Athey wants to help machine-learning applications look beyond correlation and into root causes.
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Latest Stories in Economics

May 22, 2017
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Coaxing Star Producers to Be Leaders

Economist Kathryn Shaw looks at how an aggressive law firm moved beyond “eat what you kill.”
March 13, 2017
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Is It Ever OK to Sell (or Buy) a Kidney?

Research seeks ways to reduce wait times and increase matches for kidney transplants.
March 10, 2017
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Fixing Big Data’s Blind Spot

Susan Athey wants to help machine-learning applications look beyond correlation and into root causes.
January 20, 2017
Written

How Consultants Can Court Clients Without Giving Away Too Much

Gradual persuasion, through incremental sharing of information, benefits freelancers and companies alike.
December 15, 2016
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Seven Popular Business Videos of 2016

Faculty and guest speakers on topics ranging from storytelling to simplicity.
November 29, 2016
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How Smart Bidders Can Manipulate Massive Auctions

Why do some companies pay less for broadcast and wireless spectrum? They leverage a flaw in the process.
November 15, 2016
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What’s Behind America’s Elder Care Crisis

Long-term care can be ruinously expensive, and the odds of needing it are high. So why don’t seniors buy insurance to cover it?
October 6, 2016
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A Data-Driven Guide to Becoming an Effective Boss

A good boss shares a vision, teaches well, and helps employees meet their career goals.
September 7, 2016
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When Students Teach Students, the Benefits Compound

A new study measures the value of grad-student instructors in the context of academic “production.”
August 16, 2016
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An Interview With the New Stanford GSB Dean

Jonathan Levin talks auction theory, business education, and dinner-table economics.