Political Economy

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A sign for BlackRock Inc hangs above their building in New York. Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson
August 6, 2018
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The Biggest Antitrust Story You’ve Never Heard

The rise of institutional investors threatens competition, hurts consumers, and might qualify as a new kind of monopoly.

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Young children get a close-up view of an Orca killer whale during a visit to the animal theme park SeaWorld in San Diego | Reuters/Mike Blake
May 2, 2018
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How Risk-Proof Is Your Company?

Political risk can blindside a poorly prepared manager.

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A worker at a factory in Kfar Saba near Tel Aviv cuts fabric printed with U.S. flags. | Reuters/Nir Elias
May 7, 2018
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Do You Discriminate Along Party Lines?

A Stanford study hints at the broad consequences of political polarization.
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October 18, 2018
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Are You an Ethical Leader?

Good intentions and gut instinct won’t take you far enough, say two Stanford GSB professors.
October 5, 2018
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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.
September 6, 2018
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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.
August 6, 2018
Written

The Biggest Antitrust Story You’ve Never Heard

The rise of institutional investors threatens competition, hurts consumers, and might qualify as a new kind of monopoly.
May 7, 2018
Written

Do You Discriminate Along Party Lines?

A Stanford study hints at the broad consequences of political polarization.
May 2, 2018
Written

How Risk-Proof Is Your Company?

Political risk can blindside a poorly prepared manager.
March 27, 2018
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A New Kind of Peace Studies: The Stock Market

When Israelis invest in stocks, they are more likely to support peace negotiations, new Stanford research shows.
January 30, 2018
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Using Data to Find the Best Homes for Refugees

Stanford scholars develop an algorithm to choose cities for resettlement.
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.
August 23, 2017
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Why Aren’t More Americans Ditching Their Cigarettes?

A Stanford study finds that people understand smoking can lead to deadly diseases like lung cancer, but many underestimate those risks.