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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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A doctor puts on his medical mask | Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha
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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Forensic lab storage room shelves overflowing with untested rape kits | Photo courtesy of Joyful Heart Foundation
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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 Paul Oyer | Photograph by Winni Wintermeyer
February 16, 2018
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What an Economist Is Learning by Driving for Uber

In studying the gig economy, Paul Oyer opts for a hands-on-the-wheel approach.
Insights and faculty research on the interplay between economics, law, and politics, including business-government relations and more.
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Latest Stories in Economics

August 21, 2017
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What Does the Word “Intelligence” Really Mean?

Stanford GSB professors suggest a reading list of articles and books related to the concept.
August 14, 2017
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Anat Admati: Mythbusting Four Popular Excuses for Failed Financial Regulations

A Stanford professor skewers a few fallacies often advanced by politicians and regulators.
August 3, 2017
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Pizza Over Privacy? A Paradox of the Digital Age

Consumers choose convenience over protection.
July 28, 2017
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The Case for National Childcare

Professor Emerita Myra Strober on why subsidized childcare would benefit us all.
June 22, 2017
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Why Working From Home Is a “Future-looking Technology”

A Stanford GSB expert shows how companies and employees benefit from workplace flexibility.
June 7, 2017
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Is Capitalism Bad for Workers?

Labor’s share of national income is shrinking. But don’t hit the barricades just yet.
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
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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.