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February 16, 2018
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A Moral And Economic Argument For Testing Rape Kits

More than 400,000 sexual assault kits languish in storage. New research shows the impact of analyzing them.

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 Paul Oyer | Photograph by Winni Wintermeyer
February 16, 2018
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What an Economist Is Learning by Driving for Uber

In studying the gig economy, Paul Oyer opts for a hands-on-the-wheel approach.

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February 13, 2018
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Why Do We Avoid Information Right When We Need It Most?

Comparing ourselves to others can help us meet goals — especially if the timing’s right.

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February 7, 2018
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How Economic Insecurity Affects Worker Innovation

When the economy stumbles, so too does an employee’s interest in thinking outside the box.

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February 2, 2018
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The Rebel Behind Africa’s Telecom Revolution

How Strive Masiyiwa used street theater (and lawyers) to dominate a mobile marketplace.

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February 7, 2018
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What’s Fueling Latino Entrepreneurship — and What’s Holding It Back

Latinos are starting businesses at a higher rate than other ethnic groups, but scaling remains a challenge.

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February 1, 2018
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Look Beyond “Culture Fit” When Hiring

Research points to another important trait that can determine the success of a new hire.

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February 2, 2018
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Rent Control’s Winners and Losers

With rents going through the roof in hot cities, the hunt is on for a better way to protect tenants from being priced out of their homes.
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December 8, 2017
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Which Revolution Is More Historic: Industrial or Tech?

A new big data analysis spanning 200 years of patents shows that innovation bursts in the 1800s had greater social impact.
December 5, 2017
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What to Read over the Holidays

15 Stanford business professors recommend books for those long winter nights.
December 4, 2017
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10 Most-Read Stories of 2017

Readers keyed into humor’s workplace value, the secret to improving communication skills, and advice from Sheryl Sandberg and Marc Andreessen.
December 4, 2017
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Seven Most-Watched Videos of 2017

From AI to leadership lessons to the secret lives of MBA students, here are the videos that grabbed your attention this year.
December 4, 2017
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Tax Reform: Giving with One Hand and Taking with the Other

A new study by Stanford’s Rebecca Lester suggests that the GOP plan to cut corporate tax rates could also discourage risk-taking.
November 30, 2017
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Dealing With the Dominance of Corporate Lobbyists

In an era of “toothless” rules, the best fix might be as simple as paying congressional staffers more.
November 28, 2017
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Jamie Dimon: Regulations Hurt Business, Bitcoin is ‘Stupid’

The candid CEO of JP Morgan Chase discusses the bank’s technology investments, competitive tax reform, and the political landscape.
November 22, 2017
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How Great Entrepreneurs See What Others Don’t

Turn life’s glitches into business opportunities.
November 21, 2017
Written

The 100-Trillion-Dollar Question

It’s time to replace LIBOR, the beleaguered benchmark that determines adjustable interest rates. But how?
November 15, 2017
Written

How Washington Gave Insiders an Edge on IPOs

Research shows the JOBS Act benefits company executives and institutional investors, but hurts ordinary shareholders.