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Photo illustration of early sewing factory and computer chip. | Tricia Seibold (with art from iStock/elen11)
December 8, 2017
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Which Revolution Is More Historic: Industrial or Tech?

A new big data analysis spanning 200 years of patents shows that innovation bursts in the 1800s had greater social impact.

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People walk through the Royal Exchange with the Bank of England (R) seen behind in central London. | REUTERS/Toby Melville
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?

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Tax documents are seen prior to a House Ways and Means Committee markup of the Republican Tax Reform legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. | Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein
December 4, 2017
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Tax Reform: Giving with One Hand and Taking with the Other

A new study by Stanford’s Rebecca Lester suggests that the GOP plan to cut corporate tax rates could also discourage risk-taking.

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April 13, 2017
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Shadow Banking: The Big Winner from the Financial Crisis

Nearly a decade after the junk-mortgage crash, tech-savvy and lightly regulated lenders are thriving.
April 7, 2017
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The Financial Industry Needs to Team Up Against Hackers

System-wide collaboration is key to blocking cyber thieves, says former U.S. Treasury deputy secretary.
March 30, 2017
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When Harry Fired Sally: Punishment in the Financial Adviser Industry Has a Gender Bias

Male investment advisers commit misconduct at a much higher rate than women do, but women are more likely to get fired.
February 2, 2017
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Robo-Journalism Is Good News for Stocks

Automation in the newsroom expands coverage of smaller firms and improves markets.
January 23, 2017
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Is Tech Disruption Good for the Economy?

An analysis of 85 years’ worth of patents shows that technological innovation boosts total wealth.
January 12, 2017
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Do Funders Care More About Your Team, Your Idea, or Your Passion?

A new study asked hundreds of VCs to rank the factors that drive their investment decisions.
December 12, 2016
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Top Business Podcasts of 2016

Long commute? Spend the time listening to these 10 Stanford Business stories.
November 7, 2016
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How Bankers with Political Connections Benefited from TARP

Researchers find connected bankers benefited by trading shares in their banks before government cash infusions.
October 19, 2016
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The Risky Business of Legalized Cannabis

Sanctioned financing is tricky in an industry that’s long been illicit.
August 30, 2016
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Equity: The Recommended List

Stanford GSB professors suggest articles and books related to the concept of “equity.”