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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...
Aug 23 2016 | Wall Street Journal | Posted In: Faculty
Firms that set goals and hold workers accountable “clearly outperform,” said Nicholas Bloom, an economist at Stanford University and co-author of a recent paper that used Census data to examine more than 32,000 U.S. manufacturing plants. He said they have faster growth, higher profitability and are...
Aug 22 2016 | Priceonomics | Posted In: Faculty, In the Press
On Tuesday, the United States government kicked off the latest round in what might go down as the largest and most complex auction in human history.  If you’ve never heard of this historic bidding war, that might be because the property that is now on the auction block, the national radio spectrum...

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