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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
Written

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
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.
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September 15, 2020
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The Economics of Prioritizing Family Ties in U.S. Immigration Policy

Migrants from overrepresented countries arrive with less education and fewer skills.
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.
August 27, 2020
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Craftier Than Cash: How Banks Use Credit Cards to Bribe Bureaucrats

A forensic analysis reveals that Chinese banks deployed credit cards as a form of “disguised corruption.”
July 31, 2020
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Hard Lesson: How to Land Safely When a Firm Won’t Fly

Amanda North, MBA ’82, looks back on the painful experience of shutting down a business that had once been her dream.
July 15, 2020
Video

Investing in Peace

Helping voters learn by trading in the stock market can shift their perspective and politics.
June 30, 2020
Written

Home Foreclosures Can Have Devastating, Long-Term Impacts

A new study finds that the repercussions of home loss extend to crime, divorce, and even student test scores.
June 26, 2020
Written

How School Choice Systems Create Unfair Advantages

Lotteries for public school admissions unintentionally favor students who have the option to attend private institutions, a new study shows.
June 10, 2020
Written

The Rise of the ‘Liberaltarian’

Tech industry millionaires are moving the Democratic Party to the left on almost every issue except government regulation. Unions beware.
May 28, 2020
Written

How to Keep Supply Chains Reliable When the World’s Upended

COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of global supply chains. Maybe it’s time to rethink government’s role.
May 7, 2020
Written

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.