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Children drinking Coca-Cola. Credit: Reuters/Hazir Reka
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.
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Chesca Colloredo-Mansfield. Credit: Lissa Gotwals
March 19, 2019
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Finding a Low-Cost Treatment for Clubfoot

Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld’s journey from online retail to academia to a healthcare nonprofit has paid off in ways that can’t be measured.

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Benjamin Fernandes. Credit: Drew Kelly
March 1, 2019
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Bringing Bankless Banking to East Africa

Tanzania’s Benjamin Fernandes took his Stanford MBA and went home.

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Investors arguing in a board room. Credit: iStock/Martin Barraud
January 15, 2019
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How Politicians Hurt Your Public Pension Plan

A Stanford study indicates they make poor investment decisions because they’re overly influenced by campaign contributions and political considerations.

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A homeless person tries to stay warm at the entrance of a subway station near the White House. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
January 9, 2019
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Solving Poverty Using the Tools of Silicon Valley

A Stanford research team will harness computer learning to root out the many causes of poverty — and suggest precise solutions.

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March 22, 2019
Written

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.
March 19, 2019
Written

Finding a Low-Cost Treatment for Clubfoot

Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld’s journey from online retail to academia to a healthcare nonprofit has paid off in ways that can’t be measured.
March 1, 2019
Written

Bringing Bankless Banking to East Africa

Tanzania’s Benjamin Fernandes took his Stanford MBA and went home.
January 15, 2019
Written

How Politicians Hurt Your Public Pension Plan

A Stanford study indicates they make poor investment decisions because they’re overly influenced by campaign contributions and political considerations.
January 9, 2019
Written

Solving Poverty Using the Tools of Silicon Valley

A Stanford research team will harness computer learning to root out the many causes of poverty — and suggest precise solutions.
December 19, 2018
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What Does “Value” Mean to You?

Stanford GSB faculty recommend books, articles, and movies related to the concept.
November 6, 2018
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Helping Entrepreneurs Grow Small Businesses in Emerging Markets

While most business research in the developing world focuses on finance, a Stanford professor is testing a different set of interventions: marketing.
October 19, 2018
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Taking an Expansive View of Success

How two former schoolmates built a pair of thriving mountain resorts while helping at-risk urban kids.
October 10, 2018
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Reshaping Markets to Solve Poverty and Inequality

Academics, investors, and nonprofit leaders on how to find innovative solutions for the world’s starkest problems.
October 5, 2018
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Heeding the Siren Song of Service

Chad Cooper left a fast-track banking career when the struggling Brooklyn Conservatory of Music called his name.