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Oct 14 2015 | The Wall Street Journal | Posted In: In the Press
“Workers need time to recover from work,” says John Pencavel, who teaches labor economics at Stanford University. His research has found that employees who put in too many hours in a week or work too many days in a row become less productive over time, with output per hour falling as workers put in...
Oct 7 2015 | Bloomberg Business | Posted In: Awards, In the Press
Taylor came up with a relatively simple equation relevant to central bank benchmark rate decisions. The formula describes the interrelation among inflation, an inflation target, and current economic output versus its potential. It’s known today as the Taylor rule. 
Oct 2 2015 | American Economic Association | Posted In: Appointments
Al Roth, the Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics, has been honored as President-elect of the American Economic Association (AEA) for 2016.
Sep 21 2015 | Posted In: Faculty
Professors Raj Chetty and Matthew Gentzkow join Stanford faculty, and Patrick Kehoe is a Visiting Professor from University of Minnesota.   Raj Chetty's research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to help design more effective government policies.   Matthew Gentzkow studies empirical...
Sep 10 2015 | The New York Times | Posted In: In the Press
Stanford has lured an all-star lineup of economists to Palo Alto in the last few years —