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

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.


Professor of Management and Professor of Finance Darrell Duffie standing outside smiling at the camera. Credit: Nancy Rothstein
May 6, 2020

You’ll Be Using Digital Currency Before You Know It

A seamless switch to cryptocurrency may be as easy as hitting accept on an app.


Man in a bowler hat with his face obscured by a one hundred dollar bill. Credit: Cory Hall
July 15, 2020

Stimulus Money Might Stimulate Insider Trading

A new study reveals that politically connected shareholders cashed in with suspiciously well-timed trades during the 2008 federal bailout.


A photo of an origami unicorn made of a dollar bill. Credit: iStock/shutter2photos
May 5, 2020

How Much Is Your Slice of That Unicorn Really Worth?

A new online calculator estimates the true value of stock at venture-backed startups.


Cayman National Bank is pictured in George Town, Cayman Islands. Credit: Reuters/Gary Hershorn
May 4, 2020

Tax Havens Mask Global Risk Exposures

Corporations raise vast sums of money through subsidiaries in tax havens. A new study unravels big surprises in global imbalances.

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December 6, 2019

Gift List: 10 Books to Share for the Holidays

Stanford GSB professors recommend the books they’re most likely to give as presents over this year’s holiday season.
November 14, 2019

How Markets Can Change to Ease Economic Inequality

Experts weigh in on economic, education, and financial gaps at a recent Stanford GSB conference.
October 31, 2019

Has California Hit the Limit on Tax Rates?

A study finds that almost half of the state’s 2012 income tax increase was eroded by people who moved away or lowered their taxable income.
October 24, 2019

Cryptocurrencies Could Eliminate Banking’s Easiest Moneymaker

Banks earn big profits by paying minuscule interest on deposits and charging large credit card fees. Digital currencies are about to disrupt that.
October 22, 2019

How Stanford GSB Alums Created One of the Most Valuable Startups in Latin America

São Paulo-based Nubank, valued at $10 billion, is disrupting the region’s banking sector.
October 15, 2019

In the Stock Market, Watch What They Know, Not What They Do

A new study finds that similarities in technological expertise can bind the fortunes of seemingly unrelated companies.
October 4, 2019

U.S. Banking Sector: Better Than Before

A Stanford GSB professor examines the post-crisis financial system.
October 2, 2019

Are Bank Regulators Missing the Big Picture?

A new strategy to predict a bank’s risk of failure appears to outperform what regulators consider their gold standard for bank strength.
October 1, 2019

Ray Dalio: Seek Out Thoughtful Disagreement

On this podcast episode, the founder of Bridgewater Investments discusses how an idea meritocracy can improve decision-making.
September 17, 2019

Do Investors Really Care About Gender Diversity?

Shareholders penalize tech and finance companies for not hiring enough women, new research shows.