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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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A statue of George Washington | Reuters/Joshua Roberts
November 30, 2017
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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.

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Locks are seen on the front door of an empty abandoned home | Reuters/Mike Segar
October 16, 2017
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How Banks Undermined Federal Foreclosure Assistance

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

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Mother holding hand of son | iStock/Nadezhda1906
September 12, 2017
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Immigrant Protections Improve Children’s Mental Health

Research shows DACA has significantly reduced the number of anxiety disorders among immigrant families.

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August 22, 2017
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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.
Insights and faculty research on the interplay between economics, law, and politics, including business-government relations and more.

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July 6, 2017
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Trump and the GOP — Can this Marriage Work?

Will Republican leaders continue to tolerate the outlier President? David Brady, Professor of Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business says yes... for now.
July 3, 2017
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Europeans Favor Fairness in Allocating Asylum Seekers

Stanford scholars surveyed citizens of 15 European countries and found that they support allocating asylum seekers proportional to each country’s capacity.
June 14, 2017
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Why Politicians Have Incentives to Let Outdated Policies Linger

Real-world disruptions inevitably lead to “policy decay,” but corrections are hard to come by.
June 1, 2017
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How to Solve More Gun Crimes Without Spending More Money

Simple tweaks to how police process bullet casings could dramatically improve their forensic data.
May 16, 2017
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An Antidote for Health Care Reform Failure

To drive down the cost of health care insurance, we must redesign care delivery.
May 9, 2017
Video

Michal Kosinski: Can We Out Evolve Artificial Intelligence?

The human mind will outsmart AI in the end, says Michal Kosinski in the final piece of a three part series.
May 2, 2017
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Political Polarization’s Geographic Roots Run Deep

The divide between urban and rural voters is growing everywhere: from New York City to farm towns.
April 25, 2017
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Can the GOP Fix the Corporate Income Tax?

A Stanford expert breaks down the next big challenge of Trump’s presidency.
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.