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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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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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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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Illustration of a female advisor reaching through a laptop screen to hold the hand of a female student. Credit: Cory Hall
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.

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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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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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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.
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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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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.