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Stanford GSB Town Square. Credit: Elena Zhukova
September 13, 2019
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What Tech Leaders Really Want

They’re an influential group that’s hard to pin down politically — until now. Meet the Liberaltarians.

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Children reach to touch the dragons taking part in Lunar New Year celebrations in New York's Chinatown section. It is believed that feeding the dragon a lucky red envelope, or patting it on the head, brings good fortune. Credit: Reuters/Henny Ray Adams
July 30, 2019
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Ethnic Networks Help Refugees Find Work

Immigrants are more likely to find jobs within their first five years if they live near people who share their nationality, ethnicity, or language.

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Flags of U.S. and China are displayed. Credits: Reuters/Jason Lee
September 5, 2019
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Trump’s Trade Wars: “Very, Very Abnormal”

An expert on political economy explains what healthy trade relations look like and how China could exploit Trump’s vulnerability.
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September 13, 2019
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Do Soda Taxes Create Healthier Communities?

Data from Philadelphia tells the story.
September 13, 2019
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What Tech Leaders Really Want

They’re an influential group that’s hard to pin down politically — until now. Meet the Liberaltarians.
September 5, 2019
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Trump’s Trade Wars: “Very, Very Abnormal”

An expert on political economy explains what healthy trade relations look like and how China could exploit Trump’s vulnerability.
July 30, 2019
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Ethnic Networks Help Refugees Find Work

Immigrants are more likely to find jobs within their first five years if they live near people who share their nationality, ethnicity, or language.
July 30, 2019
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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.
July 22, 2019
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Good News and Bad News on Tax Evasion

A tough new law made it much harder for American tax cheats to hide their money offshore. But a new study shows they haven’t given up.
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.