Insights by Stanford Business

Insights

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June 28, 2019
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How Big Data Can Help You Choose Better Health Insurance

New tools could save millions, but come with red flags.
Insights Series

In this five-part series, Stanford Business explores the latest findings from a survey of more than 5,000 U.S. Latino business owners and asks four to share their stories firsthand.

Insights

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June 27, 2019
Written

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.

Insights

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June 24, 2019
Written

How Innovation Drives Economic Growth

Three Stanford scholars explore how we measure innovation, how innovation drives productivity, and how productivity affects inequality.

Insights

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May 29, 2019
Written

A Prognosis for Primary Care

With outpatient treatment on the rise, could better teamwork guard against error — and the accompanying malpractice suits?

Insights

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June 12, 2019
Written

How Well Do Refugees Integrate into American Society?

Nationality, education level, and other factors are linked to resettled refugees’ likelihood of becoming citizens.

Insights

Climbers on the way to the top of Mount Everest. Credit: Reuters/Stringer
May 29, 2019
Written

What Climbing Expeditions Tell Us about Teamwork

A new study mines decades of mountaineering data to measure how groupthink fares against top-down leadership.

Insights

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June 6, 2019
Written

The Power of Dressing Progressive Economic Policies in Conservative Clothes

In political messaging, values can be more persuasive than policies, a new study finds.

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July 16, 2019
Written

Why Hydrogen Could Improve the Value of Renewable Energy

A new study finds that hydrogen could address a major drawback of solar and wind power.
July 12, 2019
Video

Fixing a Rigged System

Anat R. Admati explains why our financial system still struggles with misconduct.
July 12, 2019
Written

Why Hospitals Underreport the Number of Patients They Infect

The misclassification of hospital-acquired infections may be costing Medicare up to $200 million a year, a new study shows.
July 11, 2019
Written

Do VCs Really Favor White Male Founders?

A field experiment used fake emails to measure gender and racial bias among startup investors.
July 2, 2019
Written

What to Read This Summer

Escape the heat with books recommended by Stanford business professors.
June 28, 2019
Written

How Big Data Can Help You Choose Better Health Insurance

New tools could save millions, but come with red flags.
June 27, 2019
Written

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
Written

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
Written

How Well Do Refugees Integrate into American Society?

Nationality, education level, and other factors are linked to resettled refugees’ likelihood of becoming citizens.
June 6, 2019
Written

The Power of Dressing Progressive Economic Policies in Conservative Clothes

In political messaging, values can be more persuasive than policies, a new study finds.