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A tent is seen next to Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson
June 27, 2019
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Rising U.S. Inequality: How We Got Here, Where We’re Going

An economist and a business advisor discuss what might happen if the gap between rich and poor continues to grow.

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 An immigrant woman holds a U.S. flag during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization ceremony in the New York Public Library in New York.  Credit: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
June 12, 2019
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How Well Do Refugees Integrate into American Society?

Nationality, education level, and other factors are linked to resettled refugees’ likelihood of becoming citizens.

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An engineer stands under a base station antenna. Credit: Reuters/Jason Lee
June 24, 2019
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How Innovation Drives Economic Growth

Three Stanford scholars explore how we measure innovation, how innovation drives productivity, and how productivity affects inequality.
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July 2, 2019
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What to Read This Summer

Escape the heat with books recommended by Stanford business professors.
June 27, 2019
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Rising U.S. Inequality: How We Got Here, Where We’re Going

An economist and a business advisor discuss what might happen if the gap between rich and poor continues to grow.
June 24, 2019
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How Innovation Drives Economic Growth

Three Stanford scholars explore how we measure innovation, how innovation drives productivity, and how productivity affects inequality.
June 12, 2019
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How Well Do Refugees Integrate into American Society?

Nationality, education level, and other factors are linked to resettled refugees’ likelihood of becoming citizens.
June 6, 2019
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The Power of Dressing Progressive Economic Policies in Conservative Clothes

In political messaging, values can be more persuasive than policies, a new study finds.
April 30, 2019
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Artificial Intelligence for the Perplexed Executive

AI can transform almost every industry. The biggest uncertainty may be the humans behind it.
April 24, 2019
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Why Self-Regulation Can Pay Off

Companies that try to fix problems on their own may sidestep more onerous regulations in the future.
March 22, 2019
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How to Design a Better Soda Tax

An analysis of Philadelphia’s sweet-drink “sin tax” finds a flaw in the system: Many people simply drive beyond city limits to buy their pop.
February 27, 2019
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Why Republican Politicians Pay More Than Democrats for TV Ads

New research shows political advertising’s hidden costs.
January 30, 2019
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What Brexit Means to UK Business: Like Jumping out of a Plane without a Parachute

A Stanford economist finds that Brexit is a top source of uncertainty for almost half of UK companies.