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People who lost their jobs wait in line to file for unemployment following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at an Arkansas Workforce Center. Credit: Reuters/Nick Oxford
April 10, 2020
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Yes, the Unemployment Numbers Are Bad, but the Pain Might Be Relatively Short

“I do have hope that we can come out of it quickly,” says Stanford economist Edward Lazear.

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Professor of Management and Professor of Finance Darrell Duffie stands on stage holding up his hands. Credit: Stanford University
April 28, 2020
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Digital Currency Is Going Mainstream

The e-dollar is coming and it’s up to big banks to either lead or follow.

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Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda reaches over to check in to a council meeting by phone during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. March 23, 2020. Credit: Reuters/Lindsey WassonSeattle City Councilmember teujkrtdtuktduktykstuyktukt
April 16, 2020
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The Productivity Pitfalls of Working from Home in the Age of COVID-19

Nicholas Bloom’s research has measured the benefits of working from home. But in the current coronavirus crisis, the economist fears productivity will plummet.

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Florence Thompson with three of her children in a photograph known as “Migrant Mother” taken in Nipomo, California in March 1936. Credit: Dorothea Lange
April 2, 2020
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The 1930s Depression Was ‘Great.’ This One Might Be Greater.

The coronavirus pandemic may end this winter, but a longtime expert says the economic damage will be deep and could last for years.
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May 14, 2020
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The High Value of Virtual College Advising for Lower-Income Students

New research shows online advising improves college outcomes for underserved high schoolers.
May 7, 2020
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Stanford GSB Scholars Weigh in on Stimulus Package and a Post-COVID-19 Economy

In this panel, professors agreed that something needed to be done, fast, to help the economic fallout, but disagreed on federal government’s strategy.
May 6, 2020
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You’ll Be Using Digital Currency Before You Know It

A seamless switch to cryptocurrency may be as easy as hitting accept on an app.
May 5, 2020
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How Much Is Your Slice of That Unicorn Really Worth?

A new online calculator estimates the true value of stock at venture-backed startups.
April 28, 2020
Video

Digital Currency Is Going Mainstream

The e-dollar is coming and it’s up to big banks to either lead or follow.
April 16, 2020
Written

The Productivity Pitfalls of Working from Home in the Age of COVID-19

Nicholas Bloom’s research has measured the benefits of working from home. But in the current coronavirus crisis, the economist fears productivity will plummet.
April 10, 2020
Written

Yes, the Unemployment Numbers Are Bad, but the Pain Might Be Relatively Short

“I do have hope that we can come out of it quickly,” says Stanford economist Edward Lazear.
April 2, 2020
Written

The 1930s Depression Was ‘Great.’ This One Might Be Greater.

The coronavirus pandemic may end this winter, but a longtime expert says the economic damage will be deep and could last for years.
March 31, 2020
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Could Infusion of Foreign Capital Be a Cure for Xenophobia?

Communities look more favorably on immigrants when investments help boost the local economy.
January 31, 2020
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How Latino Entrepreneurs Can Boost the U.S. Economy

Latinos are launching businesses at an unprecedented pace, but barriers — some long-standing, some brand new — keep them from reaching their potential.