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April 26, 2018
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An End to Traffic Jams? It Might Not Be a Dream

Three new technologies could end the nightmare of commuting.

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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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March 2, 2018
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Should We Stop Licensing Doctors and Lawyers?

A new study shows that professional certification requirements benefit providers more than consumers.

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February 16, 2018
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A Moral And Economic Argument For Testing Rape Kits

More than 400,000 sexual assault kits languish in storage. New research shows the impact of analyzing them.
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Latest Stories in Economics

June 11, 2018
Written

Are Influencers Overrated?

A new study questions the effectiveness of targeting “hubs” at the center of social networks.
April 26, 2018
Written

An End to Traffic Jams? It Might Not Be a Dream

Three new technologies could end the nightmare of commuting.
April 6, 2018
Written

Are Shareholder Lawsuits Good for Business?

Why the threat of litigation actually benefits firms.
March 2, 2018
Written

Should We Stop Licensing Doctors and Lawyers?

A new study shows that professional certification requirements benefit providers more than consumers.
February 16, 2018
Written

A Moral And Economic Argument For Testing Rape Kits

More than 400,000 sexual assault kits languish in storage. New research shows the impact of analyzing them.
February 16, 2018
Written

What an Economist Is Learning by Driving for Uber

In studying the gig economy, Paul Oyer opts for a hands-on-the-wheel approach.
February 7, 2018
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How Economic Insecurity Affects Worker Innovation

When the economy stumbles, so too does an employee’s interest in thinking outside the box.
January 26, 2018
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The Roots of Nutritional Inequality

Why do wealthy people eat healthier?
November 21, 2017
Written

The 100-Trillion-Dollar Question

It’s time to replace LIBOR, the beleaguered benchmark that determines adjustable interest rates. But how?
September 25, 2017
Written

Big Ideas Are Getting Harder to Find

Stanford economists show productivity has not matched increases in research and development.