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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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August 6, 2018
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The Biggest Antitrust Story You’ve Never Heard

The rise of institutional investors threatens competition, hurts consumers, and might qualify as a new kind of monopoly.

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April 26, 2018
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An End to Traffic Jams? It Might Not Be a Dream

Three new technologies could end the nightmare of commuting.

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June 11, 2018
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Are Influencers Overrated?

A new study questions the effectiveness of targeting “hubs” at the center of social networks.
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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.
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November 21, 2017
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The 100-Trillion-Dollar Question

It’s time to replace LIBOR, the beleaguered benchmark that determines adjustable interest rates. But how?
September 25, 2017
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Big Ideas Are Getting Harder to Find

Stanford economists show productivity has not matched increases in research and development.
September 18, 2017
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Is Capitalism Killing America?

Young & Rubicam Chairman Emeritus Peter Georgescu says it’s time to end the era of shareholder primacy.
August 22, 2017
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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.
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.