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People line up at a safe social distance outside the grocery store amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Credit: Reuters/Brian Snyder
September 1, 2020
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Mapping the Good and the Bad of Pandemic-Related Restrictions

A new computer model developed by Stanford researchers could help policymakers choose the right reopening strategy.

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Photo Credit: Elena Zhukova
October 29, 2020
Audio

“The State of the Nation Is Dependent on Getting Equity Right”

In this podcast episode, an expert in racial and economic equity explains why ending discrimination is a democratic, economic, and national imperative.

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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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Yard signs supporting U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden are seen outside of an early voting site at the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, Virginia. Credit: REUTERS/Al Drago
October 21, 2020
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Deciphering the American Voter

Stanford researchers measure the depth of our partisan divide — and suggest some ways to bridge it.

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 A supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump waits for the start of the president’s campaign rally on the South Lawn of the White House is calling a “peaceful protest.” Credit: REUTERS/Tom Brenner
October 21, 2020
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The Secrets of Political Persuasion

Stanford researchers study the various tactics that politicians use to get voters on their side, from “moral reframing” to two-faced deception.
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January 7, 2021
Audio

“Never Mistake Presence for Power”

In this podcast episode, a racial equity movement leader discusses the art and science of building Black power.
December 3, 2020
Written

Zombies on the Rise

A decade of binge borrowing has turned many corporations into the walking dead, Stanford finance experts say.
November 25, 2020
Audio

“You Can’t Have Capitalism Without Capital’’

In this podcast episode, an expert explains the troubled history of Black banking, and how today’s racial wealth gap is rooted in centuries of discrimination.
November 23, 2020
Written

The World’s Safe Haven Needs an Upgrade

The U.S. Treasury market came close to a meltdown in March, revealing a rickety system that threatens “national economic security,” a Stanford professor says.
November 12, 2020
Audio

“We Don’t Know Each Other Anymore in This Country’’

In this podcast episode, political leaders Deval Patrick and Jeff Flake discuss what needs to be done to make progress toward democracy for all in the U.S.
November 6, 2020
Written

The Costs and Benefits of Supply Chain Transparency

Should firms be required to disclose the negative social impacts of their suppliers? A new study investigates that question from the perspective of investors.
October 29, 2020
Audio

“The State of the Nation Is Dependent on Getting Equity Right”

In this podcast episode, an expert in racial and economic equity explains why ending discrimination is a democratic, economic, and national imperative.
October 21, 2020
Written

Deciphering the American Voter

Stanford researchers measure the depth of our partisan divide — and suggest some ways to bridge it.
October 21, 2020
Written

The Secrets of Political Persuasion

Stanford researchers study the various tactics that politicians use to get voters on their side, from “moral reframing” to two-faced deception.
October 15, 2020
Written

The Good, the Bad, and the What-Ifs Heading into Election 2020

From smarter polling to growing distrust in government, a political economist lays out what you should expect this November.