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Protestors hold signs behind Richard Fuld, Chairman and Chief Executive of Lehman Brothers Holdings, as he takes his seat to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Erns
October 5, 2018
Written

Ten Years after the Financial Meltdown: What Have We Learned?

We aren’t nearly as safe as we could be, two Stanford GSB finance experts find.

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A woman walks by a sign at Devil Hole. Credit: Reuters/Baz Ratner
September 25, 2018
Written

How to Tap Skilled Managers in Villages Where Chiefs Still Rule

Identifying and promoting talented technocrats outside traditional hierarchies can catalyze local economic development.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks. Credit: Reuters/Leah Millis
September 6, 2018
Written

Why “Uncertainty Shocks” Are Part of the Trump-Era Economy

A Stanford economist says that populist politicians have become a major source of economic uncertainty.

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The dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is reflected in a puddle on a rainy morning. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
July 9, 2018
Written

Why Liberals and Libertarians Both Have It Wrong — And Right

Is the current economic malaise caused by income inequality, runaway regulation, or some combination of the two?

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April 17, 2018
Written

Stephen Harper on America’s Immigration Problem, Free Trade, and Fighting Tough

The former Canadian prime minister takes a wide-lens view of world politics and his legacy.
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Latest Stories on Government

December 4, 2017
Written

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.
November 30, 2017
Written

Dealing With the Dominance of Corporate Lobbyists

In an era of “toothless” rules, the best fix might be as simple as paying congressional staffers more.
October 16, 2017
Written

How Banks Undermined Federal Foreclosure Assistance

Obama’s 2009 mortgage-modification program would have helped 70% more homeowners if lenders had been better organized.
September 12, 2017
Written

Immigrant Protections Improve Children’s Mental Health

Research shows DACA has significantly reduced the number of anxiety disorders among immigrant families.
August 22, 2017
Video

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 14, 2017
Written

Anat Admati: Mythbusting Four Popular Excuses for Failed Financial Regulations

A Stanford professor skewers a few fallacies often advanced by politicians and regulators.
August 14, 2017
Audio

Podcast: Michal Kosinski Shares his Vision of a World Without Privacy

Should your digital footprint be public?
July 28, 2017
Video

The Case for National Childcare

Professor Emerita Myra Strober on why subsidized childcare would benefit us all.
July 25, 2017
Written

How to Stop White-Collar Crime

A federal judge says fear of prison is the best way to deter bad behavior.
July 14, 2017
Video

The Link Between Globalization and Political Instability

Job automation and rising tensions in the labor force will bring even more volatility in the future, says political economist David Brady.