Risk: The Recommended List

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Risk: The Recommended List

Learn more about risk and other related topics.
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Find out more about taking risks and how to make a safe landing. | Reuters/Christian Charisius

The autumn 2014 issue of Stanford Business magazine is all about risk. Here, 10 Stanford GSB professors recommend where to learn more about risk and other related topics.

Nicholas Bloom

Does Uncertainty Reduce Growth? Using Disasters as Natural Experiments,” by Scott R. Baker and Nicholas Bloom, National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 19475, 2013

How to Make Europe’s Incipient Recovery Durable: End Policy Uncertainty,” by Marco Buti and Pier Carlo Padoan, Vox, September 12, 2013

Uzma Khan

A Walk Through Risk: YouTube videos featuring Paul Slovic

The Perception of Risk (Earthscan Risk in Society), by Paul Slovic, 1990

Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases, by Daniel Kahneman, Paul Slovic, and Amos Tversky, 1982

Peter Koudijs

Tulipomania: The Story of the World’s Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused, by Mike Dash, 2001

The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market’s Perfect Storm, by Robert F. Bruner and Sean D. Carr, 2009

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, by Liaquat Ahamed, 2009

Roderick Kramer

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration, by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace, 2014

Whom Can We Trust? How Groups, Networks, and Institutions Make Trust Possible, by Karen S. Cook, Margaret Levi, and Russell Hardin, 2009

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success, by Adam Grant, 2013

Margaret Neale

Online Course: Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate — Negotiation: How to Get (More of) What You Want

Video at Lean In.org: Negotiation

Open Enrollment Executive Education Program: Managing Teams for Innovation and Success

Stefan Reichelstein

A Real Carbon Solution,” by Joe Nocera, New York Times, March 15, 2013

NRG’s $1B Bet to Show How Carbon Capture Could Be Feasible for Coal Power Plants,” by Ucilia Wang, Forbes.com, July 15, 2014

Online course, Economics of Competing Energy Technologies, offered by Stanford Center for Professional Development ($195)

Kathryn Shaw

Entrepreneurship,” by Edward P. Lazear, Journal of Labor Economics, October 2005

Performance Persistence in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital,” by Paul Gompers, Josh Lerner, David Scharfstein, and Anna Kovner, Journal of Financial Economics, April 2010

The Economics of Entrepreneurship, by Simon Parker, 2009

Jesper Sørensen

The Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths That Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By, by Scott A. Shane, 2010

Performance Sampling in Social Matches,” by James G. March, Administrative Science Quarterly, September 1978

Chris Tonetti

Imitate or Die,” The Economist, Nov. 8, 2007

Lawrence Wein

Catastrophic Bioterrorism — What Is to Be Done?” by Richard Danzig, published by the Center for Technology and National Security Policy, August 2003

America the Vulnerable: How Our Government Is Failing to Protect Us from Terrorism, by Stephen Flynn, 2005

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