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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks at a news conference announcing the passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on November 16, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein
October 28, 2019
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The Mixed Impact of U.S. Corporate Tax Cuts

Slashing business taxes brings some local investment but fewer overall U.S. jobs, new research finds.

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Panelists from left to right: Michael McFaul, Jennifer Pan, Matthew Gentzkow. Credit: Holly Hernandez
September 25, 2019
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A Breakdown in U.S.-China Relations Would Damage Both Sides

At the Stanford China Economic Forum, experts lay out the risks of a relationship unraveled.

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A female engineer working in a technology lab. Credit: iStock/skynesher
October 7, 2019
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The Five Best Policies to Promote Innovation — And One Policy to Avoid

A new toolkit aims to teach governments about which policies are supported by research.
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Exploring the Human Side of Artificial Intelligence

At an AI forum, experts say the arrival of superhuman machine intelligence will be one of the biggest events in human history.
October 31, 2019
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Has California Hit the Limit on Tax Rates?

A study finds that almost half of the state’s 2012 income tax increase was eroded by people who moved away or lowered their taxable income.
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The Mixed Impact of U.S. Corporate Tax Cuts

Slashing business taxes brings some local investment but fewer overall U.S. jobs, new research finds.
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The Five Best Policies to Promote Innovation — And One Policy to Avoid

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A Breakdown in U.S.-China Relations Would Damage Both Sides

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What Tech Leaders Really Want

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Trump’s Trade Wars: “Very, Very Abnormal”

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July 30, 2019
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Ethnic Networks Help Refugees Find Work

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Media Consolidation Means Less Local News, More Right Wing Slant

A new study finds conglomerates are reshaping local TV news from the top down.