Economics

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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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June 26, 2020
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How School Choice Systems Create Unfair Advantages

Lotteries for public school admissions unintentionally favor students who have the option to attend private institutions, a new study shows.

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Locks on the front door of a foreclosed home. Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar
June 30, 2020
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Home Foreclosures Can Have Devastating, Long-Term Impacts

A new study finds that the repercussions of home loss extend to crime, divorce, and even student test scores.

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August 6, 2020
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How Segregated Are We?

Using GPS data to analyze people’s movements, Stanford researchers found that in most U.S. metropolitan areas, people’s day-to-day experiences are less segregated than traditional measures suggest.

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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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The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in the financial district of lower Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in New York City. Credit: Reuters/Andrew Kelly
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.
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September 21, 2020
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Calculating the Health Benefits of Medicaid Expansion

A controversial arm of the Affordable Care Act reduced strokes, heart disease, and other ailments among older, low-income patients, a new study finds.
September 15, 2020
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The Economics of Prioritizing Family Ties in U.S. Immigration Policy

Migrants from overrepresented countries arrive with less education and fewer skills.
September 1, 2020
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Mapping the Good and the Bad of Pandemic-Related Restrictions

A new computer model developed by Stanford researchers could help policymakers choose the right reopening strategy.
August 6, 2020
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How Segregated Are We?

Using GPS data to analyze people’s movements, Stanford researchers found that in most U.S. metropolitan areas, people’s day-to-day experiences are less segregated than traditional measures suggest.
July 29, 2020
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When the Best AI Isn’t Necessarily the Best AI

Why organizations might want to design and train less-than-perfect AI.
June 30, 2020
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Home Foreclosures Can Have Devastating, Long-Term Impacts

A new study finds that the repercussions of home loss extend to crime, divorce, and even student test scores.
June 26, 2020
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How School Choice Systems Create Unfair Advantages

Lotteries for public school admissions unintentionally favor students who have the option to attend private institutions, a new study shows.
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.
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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.