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Jan 18 2017 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the Press
Fabricated stories favoring Donald Trump were shared a total of 30 million times, nearly quadruple the number of pro-Hillary Clinton shares leading up to the election, according to Stanford economist Matthew Gentzkow. Even so, he and his co-author find that the most widely circulated hoaxes were...
Jan 18 2017 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the Press
Public schools dominate in a list of top 10 colleges that channel kids from low- or middle-income families to the top 20 percent of American wage earners in a study co-authored by Stanford economist Raj Chetty. The study examined the “mobility rate” of every college in America, and found that...
Nov 30 2016 | National Academy of Sciences | Posted In: In the Press
A new series from the National Academy of Sciences explores the broad role of social science research in benefitting society. This episode profiles a man named Fielding Daniel and his wife, Amy, who were told to wait years so that Daniel could get a kidney. This led them to the market economist...
Nov 15 2016 | Posted In: Appointments
The Department congratulates Luigi on this prestigious appointment!
Oct 3 2016 | Faculty Memoriam | Posted In: In Memoriam
Our colleague Ted Anderson passed away early Saturday morning, September 17th, at the age of 98.  Ted easily ranks as one of the most prominent and influential members of Stanford’s economics faculty over the past 50 years.  Early in his career in the 1940s and 1950s, he was at the forefront of the...

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