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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?

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September 25, 2017
Written

Big Ideas Are Getting Harder to Find

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

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September 18, 2017
Written

Is Capitalism Killing America?

Young & Rubicam Chairman Emeritus Peter Georgescu says it’s time to end the era of shareholder primacy.

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August 22, 2017
Video

Achieving Balance In Work and Life

The constant pull between career and family is stressing us out. Professor of Economics Myra Strober says it doesn’t have to be that way.
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

July 28, 2017
Video

The Case for National Childcare

Professor Emerita Myra Strober on why subsidized childcare would benefit us all.
June 22, 2017
Written

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
Written

Is Capitalism Bad for Workers?

Labor’s share of national income is shrinking. But don’t hit the barricades just yet.
May 22, 2017
Written

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
Written

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
Written

Fixing Big Data’s Blind Spot

Susan Athey wants to help machine-learning applications look beyond correlation and into root causes.
January 20, 2017
Written

How Consultants Can Court Clients Without Giving Away Too Much

Gradual persuasion, through incremental sharing of information, benefits freelancers and companies alike.
December 15, 2016
Written

Seven Popular Business Videos of 2016

Faculty and guest speakers on topics ranging from storytelling to simplicity.
November 29, 2016
Written

How Smart Bidders Can Manipulate Massive Auctions

Why do some companies pay less for broadcast and wireless spectrum? They leverage a flaw in the process.
November 15, 2016
Written

What’s Behind America’s Elder Care Crisis

Long-term care can be ruinously expensive, and the odds of needing it are high. So why don’t seniors buy insurance to cover it?