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May 13, 2015

Frank Wolak: How to Keep Green Policies from Crashing the Electricity Grid

As California embarks on “cap and trade,” Stanford researchers employ advanced trading games to head off nasty surprises.


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April 23, 2015

Robb Willer: The Powerlessness Paradox

Researchers find that feeling powerless can lead people to support systems that disadvantage them.


Darrell Duffie
May 11, 2015

Darrell Duffie: Are China’s Financial Markets Opening Up?

A professor of finance explores the burgeoning economy and its opportunities for further growth.


An illustration of the Union Jack overlayed with British revolutionaries taking the scepter from King Charles I
April 29, 2015

Saumitra Jha: How Financial Innovation Helped Start the English Civil War (and Why That’s Important Today)

A Stanford scholar explains why financial mechanisms could be useful to align diverse interests.


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May 18, 2015

Khaled Naim: “You Can’t Do it Alone”

The founder of a logistics software company discusses creativity, the Middle East, and the best path to decision making.


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April 15, 2015

Dan Iancu: Tapping a Moral Philosopher to Solve a Money Manager’s Dilemma

A Stanford scholar examines how to juggle needs of diverse clients amid uncertainty.


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May 13, 2015

Dawoon Kang: “I Want to Make the World a More Loving Place”

The cofounder of an online matchmaking service discusses the value of teamwork, rapid iteration, and perseverance.


A boy sits inside a tent after a deadly earthquake in Nepal on April 29, 2015. | Reuters/Adnan Abidi
May 5, 2015

Six Days in Nepal

A Stanford doctor travels to the devastated region as part of the relief effort.


Three children decked out in San Francisco Giants gear | Reuters/Beck Diefenbach
May 1, 2015

Five Trends Shaping the Future of Sports

At Stanford GSB’s Sports Innovation Conference, technology took the spotlight.

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February 21, 2013

Research: There Are Big Benefits to Giving Your Time

A recent paper shows that helping others can actually make you feel like you have more time.
February 20, 2013

A New Look at Truth in Numbers

New research finds support for valuing bank securities at current market value.
February 15, 2013

A Prescription for an American Economic Recovery

Economist Edward Lazear says Congress and the president must focus on policies that encourage greater investment.
February 13, 2013

Neil Malhotra: Political Polarization Even Extends to Romance

New research reveals that political affiliation rivals education level as one of the most important factors in identifying a potential mate.
February 7, 2013

Why Consumers Don't Always Take Advantage of Sales

Research from Stanford's Stephan Seiler says time constraints keep supermarket shoppers from finding best prices.
February 4, 2013

A Fine Wine: Do Labels Make a Difference?

Research from Stanford’s Michael Hannan examines how consumers perceive the value of organic and biodynamic Alsatian wines.
January 31, 2013

Ex-White House Economic Advisors Spar Over the Economy

Keith Hennessey and Christina Romer debate the debt ceiling, federal deficit, and growth at the Commonwealth Club of California.
January 30, 2013

In Defense of 'Weapons of Financial Mass Destruction'

Research on derivatives concludes they can add to a company's leverage and market value.
January 28, 2013

"What's Wrong With Banking and What to Do About It"

How, and why, Stanford's Anat Admati took on the banking system.
January 24, 2013
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Keith Hennessey says Republicans ought to make Obama an offer that puts him at odds with his own party.