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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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Pedestrians are reflected on an electronic board showing a graph of market data | Reuters/Yuriko Naka
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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Events and readings from experts in finance, business, law, and policy, gathered to help develop a more complete picture of the effects of corporations in the world.

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January 5, 2015
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Sarah Soule: How Corporate Activism Alters Companies

Companies that are targeted by activists become more socially-responsible over time.
December 19, 2014
Video

Margaret Neale: Negotiate to Get (More of) What You Want

How to avoid common mistakes, create less adversarial interactions, and get better outcomes in any business negotiation.
December 19, 2014
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Steve Schwarzman: “You Can’t Give Praise Unless It’s Deserved”

Blackstone Group CEO shares eight lessons about entrepreneurship, hiring, and management.
December 18, 2014
Video

How Do You Sell a Travel Experience?

Three economists explain how it’s different from selling a product.
December 18, 2014
Written

Seven Business Books to Read in 2015

Alumni entrepreneurs share their top reading recommendations.
December 17, 2014
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Jennifer Aaker: Why We Pay to Save Time

Feeling torn between conflicting goals makes people less inclined to fulfill either one.
December 15, 2014
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Risk: The Recommended List

Learn more about risk and other related topics.
December 15, 2014
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Tristan Walker: You Should Always Ask, “What If?”

The founder of health and beauty business Walker & Co. discusses appreciating life’s difficulties and the value of authenticity.
December 15, 2014
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UT Bank Ghana CEO on Entrepreneurial Passion and His Biggest Firing Mistake

Prince Kofi Amoabeng explains how he went from the timber business to upending Ghana’s industry of small business loans.
December 12, 2014
Video

How Do You Stay Competitive When You’ve Lost Your Patent?

An industrial mixer company combines product and process innovation.