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Marshall Burke
May 22, 2020
A new tool created by SIEPR's Marshall Burke and David Lobell combines publicly accessible satellite imagery with AI to track poverty across African villages over time.
 
Hanno Lustig
May 8, 2020
New Stanford research fleshes out the powerful, lingering negative effects of bad unemployment news — how the salience of news in and of itself accounts for a significant drop in consumer spending for months.
 
Kate Bundorf
April 22, 2020

Insights from a group of health policy experts speaking at a SIEPR virtual event on April 21 ranged from addressing gaps in medical coverage and why massage parlors should not be allowed to reopen yet, to the promising potential of more digital-based health care. 

Andrew Hall
April 16, 2020

As debates heat up over how to handle the November election, new Stanford research shows the method of voting by mail favors neither Democrats nor Republicans and slightly increases overall voter turnout.

Matthew Gentzkow
April 15, 2020

New research by SIEPR’s Matthew Gentzkow shows that heavily Republican counties saw 19 percent higher movement of people than in comparable Democratic counties.

April 13, 2020

Forecasting a 20 percent decline by the fourth quarter of this year, SIEPR’s Nicholas Bloom predicts the U.S. economy will hobble along through 2021 before reaching positive growth in the second quarter of 2022. But don’t expect a full recovery until 2025, he says.

Luigi Pistaferri
April 1, 2020

SIEPR's Luigi Pistaferri discusses his research showing women are 20 percent more likely than men to have their claims wrongly rejected. He says the coronavirus effect could make things worse.

Nicholas Bloom
March 30, 2020

Nicholas Bloom is widely known for his research showing the benefits of working from home. But in the current coronavirus crisis, the economist fears productivity will plummet.

John Shoven
March 27, 2020

With a pandemic upending nearly every corner of life, Michael Boskin and John Shoven debut a class whose title carries an added urgency neither of them expected when designing the syllabus: “Introduction to Financial Decision-Making.”

Darrell Duffie
March 18, 2020

The SIEPR senior fellow discusses the volatility of the financial markets and potential stabilizing measures as a recession threatens the economy.

February 25, 2020

With his new roles at Stanford, Brynjolfsson will continue his scholarship and leadership in deepening the understanding of technological advances along with their societal and economic effects. 

 
February 24, 2020

The newly formed council will advise Gov. Newsom economic issues and deepen relationships between the administration and academic researchers.

 
Don Lucas
February 12, 2020

Don Lucas played a key role in the growth and success of SIEPR.

February 3, 2020

SIEPR’s Greg Rosston analyzes a pioneering $10-a-month internet service on subscription rates among low-income households and finds some hoped-for benefits fall short.

January 20, 2020

SIEPR Senior Fellow Matthew Gentzkow finds that America’s chilly chasm of negative sentiment between Democrats and Republicans has grown faster and larger compared to the partisan climates of other nations.

January 13, 2020

SIEPR Faculty Fellow Brad Larsen brings a twist to ongoing debates over licensing laws as his latest research shows how consumers don't care about occupational licenses amid online reviews and star ratings.  

December 16, 2019

SIEPR’s Maya Rossin-Slater finds the average rate of antidepressant use among youths rose by 21 percent in the local communities where fatal school shootings occurred.

 

November 7, 2019

The World Uncertainty Index, co-created by SIEPR Senior Fellow Nicholas Bloom, is the broadest assessment tool yet to measure global uncertainty, which is now approaching a record high.

October 30, 2019

The SIEPR senior fellow begins his term Nov. 4.

October 28, 2019

Academics, policymakers and other experts explored the pros and cons of a range of economic policy innovations to curb the harms of a warming planet.

October 22, 2019

SIEPR’s Maria Polyakova looks at what happens when the private sector is tasked with providing government benefits and identifies potentially undesirable outcomes for policymakers to consider.

October 10, 2019

SIEPR's Maya Rossin-Slater is taking steps to address the gender gap in the field of economics.

October 3, 2019

At SIEPR, Erik Brynjolfsson forecasts a boom in economic productivity fueled by artificial intelligence.

September 23, 2019

Racial segregation leads to growing achievement gaps – but it does so entirely through differences in school poverty, according to new research from SIEPR's Sean Reardon.

September 20, 2019

At the Stanford China Economic Forum, scholars and international business leaders discussed the innovation that comes from China and U.S. collaboration. They also addressed the risks of that relationship unraveling.

August 5, 2019

Research conducted by SIEPR’s Gopi Shah Goda shows that the structure of retirement plans play an important role in determining who saves more or less money.

July 23, 2019

Research by SIEPR’s Joshua Rauh shows small increases in corporate rates will spur some firms to pull up stakes.

June 28, 2019

SIEPR Senior Fellow Grant Miller and his fellow researchers find that a policy enacted by American presidents opposing abortion results in less funding for family planning and birth control, leading to more unwanted pregnancies.

June 25, 2019

As a huge defense industry merger awaits government and shareholder approval, SIEPR Director Mark Duggan weighs in on the deal, drawing insights from his own research.

June 16, 2019

Student researchers at SIEPR have the chance to explore the institutions and issues that shape our world while working to improve economic policy.

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