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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.

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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.

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July 14, 2017
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The Link Between Globalization and Political Instability

Job automation and rising tensions in the labor force will bring even more volatility in the future, says political economist David Brady.
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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.
July 14, 2017
Video

The Link Between Globalization and Political Instability

Job automation and rising tensions in the labor force will bring even more volatility in the future, says political economist David Brady.
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 7, 2017
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Is Capitalism Bad for Workers?

Labor’s share of national income is shrinking. But don’t hit the barricades just yet.
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 3, 2017
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Should States Give Driver’s Licenses to Unauthorized Residents?

New research shows a positive safety impact of a California law that gave 800,000 people a license to drive.