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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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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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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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January 31, 2020
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The New Emerging Role in Big Tech? Economists

To maximize the potential of big data, firms are looking for employees with a new skill set.
January 23, 2020
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Is Workplace Equality the Economy’s Hidden Engine?

In 1960, 94% of doctors and lawyers were white men. Today that number has fallen to 60%, and the economy has benefited dramatically because of it.
December 17, 2019
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When Starting Companies, Experience Matters

New research shows that serial entrepreneurs’ companies outpace their novice counterparts in sales and productivity.
December 6, 2019
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8 Most-Read Stories of 2019

Communication mistakes, job-stealing robots, and career-gap explanations captured reader attention this year.
November 22, 2019
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Uncertainty Drags Down Global Growth

Tariffs and trade policy uncertainty have had a chilling impact on business, a Stanford scholar says.
November 14, 2019
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How Markets Can Change to Ease Economic Inequality

Experts weigh in on economic, education, and financial gaps at a recent Stanford GSB conference.
October 7, 2019
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The Five Best Policies to Promote Innovation — And One Policy to Avoid

A new toolkit aims to teach governments about which policies are supported by research.
October 2, 2019
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Why Women and Older Workers Make Less Driving for Uber

Research examines age and gender gaps in the gig economy.
September 25, 2019
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A Breakdown in U.S.-China Relations Would Damage Both Sides

At the Stanford China Economic Forum, experts lay out the risks of a relationship unraveled.
September 13, 2019
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What Tech Leaders Really Want

They’re an influential group that’s hard to pin down politically — until now. Meet the Liberaltarians.