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January 28, 2014
Game theory shows why “discretionary” spending programs lead to more self-interested behavior by politicians than “mandatory” spending programs.
January 1, 2014
The symposium was the culmination of the massive open online course about retirement and pensions.
November 18, 2013
A look at the work of some of our finest researchers on what spurs people to do something on behalf of someone else, what psychologists call “prosocial behavior.”
October 30, 2013
A Stanford scholar discusses a collaborative, human-centered approach to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.
June 21, 2013
Just one in 14 tech employees in Silicon Valley is black or Latino. Code2040 is working to change that.
June 12, 2013
This column takes a look at an innovative therapy for one of our society’s most serious problems: teen depression.
June 10, 2013
The cofounder of online jewelry retailer Brilliant Earth explains how she built her business.
June 7, 2013
A professor of organizational behavior argues that “human sustainability” may pay off too.
May 28, 2013
The cofounder of Pagatech learns to balance the cultures of two countries and expand access to financial services.
May 20, 2013
Project Healthy Children works with governments and manufacturers to bring fortified foods to people at risk.