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May 24, 2019

John B. Shoven, SIEPR's former director who led the institute's transformation from a small operation to a renowned policy-oriented research hub, is taking on a new title: professor, emeritus.

May 21, 2019

The Stanford King Center on Global Development expands efforts to improve quality of life in the developing world.

May 14, 2019

In areas tied to declining industries, corporate reorganization has better long-term impact than going-out-of-business sales, according to SIEPR’s Shai Bernstein.

March 12, 2019

Cyber threats lurking in our cell phones. Tectonic shifts in trade. The powerful rise of tech giants. And the not-so-thrilling aspects of marijuana regulation. As ominous as some of the topics were at the SIEPR Economic Summit, they are among some of today’s most pressing policy questions.

March 8, 2019

Speaking at the 2019 SIEPR Economic Summit, Jerome Powell reiterated how the interest rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee was going to stay patient.

March 6, 2019

SIEPR’s Daniel Ho examines the costly backlog of veterans' appeals and finds how a program meant to help reduce the errors behind appeals has failed.

March 4, 2019

Research by SIEPR's Maria Polyakova and Petra Persson finds significant health gains in having a medical professional in the family and suggests anyone can share those benefits with inexpensive health investments — no matter what jobs people have.

January 29, 2019

Research by SIEPR’s Matthew Gentzkow and his colleagues provides some of the strongest evidence of how Facebook affects users, including their mental well-being and the intensity of their political views.

January 22, 2019

The yellow vest movement in France, which began as a protest against increased fuel taxes, has taken on a much broader agenda, says SIEPR’s Gregory Rosston.

December 21, 2018

The study by three SIEPR senior fellows shows those enrolled in Medicare Advantage were 37 percent less likely to get an opioid prescription compared to those signed up for a stand-alone drug plan.

November 15, 2018

SIEPR's Melanie Morten and Treb Allen — a Dartmouth economist and former SIEPR visiting fellow — find the policies that led to a partial wall between the U.S. and Mexico had a negative economic impact.

November 2, 2018

California and the nation’s economy may be on a roll, but Gov. Jerry Brown cautioned during SIEPR’s Policy Forum that federal policymakers and his successor in Sacramento will need to be on guard for an inevitable downturn.

October 10, 2018

As President Trump prepares to sign sweeping bipartisan legislation to help combat the opioid crisis, new research by SIEPR Senior Fellow Matthew Gentzkow provides evidence that suggests policies restricting supply could be effective.

September 20, 2018

SIEPR’s Liran Einav shows long-term care hospitals have no patient benefits, but plenty of taxpayer waste.

September 14, 2018

In the two years since fake news on the Internet became a full-blown crisis, Facebook has taken numerous steps to curb the flow of misinformation on its site.

July 19, 2018

SIEPR’s Marcella Alsan and her colleagues calculate that black doctors could reduce cardiovascular mortality by 16 deaths per 100,000 per year, accounting for 19 percent of the black-white gap in cardiovascular-related deaths.

June 28, 2018

Satellite measurements of pollution across sub-Saharan Africa reveals small improvements in air quality could be one of the most effective interventions to curb infant mortality rates.

June 21, 2018

New research by SIEPR Senior Fellow Nicholas Bloom shows cloud computing gathering storm among American businesses, especially the smaller ones. The unprecedented rates of adoption may signal a boon to entrepreneurship.

June 15, 2018

A new study by SIEPR’s Sean Reardon and researchers from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education marks the first comprehensive analysis of gender achievement gaps at the district level.

June 4, 2018

A new study by SIEPR scholars and their colleagues analyzes why people are dropping their ACA plans and finds the market could unravel.

May 24, 2018

Freshman Gopal Raman may be a poet at heart, but econ classes give him a new rhythm at Stanford.

May 24, 2018

As rhetoric, rather than research, often seems to frame the debate on immigration, the SIEPR event put facts in the foreground.

May 24, 2018

During the first policy hackathon at Stanford, 30 undergraduates played the part of policymakers thinking through the trade-offs and constraints facing housing-stressed communities across the state.

May 17, 2018

Following the U.S. Senate vote to restore net neutrality regulations, SIEPR Senior Fellow Gregory Rosston offers his perspective about the future of the internet. 

April 9, 2018

As a scholar, mentor and public servant, Timothy Bresnahan has made a tremendous mark in the world of economics. And what better way to celebrate his achievements than with an event named after the man himself.

April 5, 2018

The key player behind the 1986 tax reform legislation is the first former lawmaker to win the award, which recognizes people for their deep influence of economic policy.

April 5, 2018

Research by SIEPR’s Petra Persson and Maya Rossin-Slater suggests that policies that can reduce stress during pregnancy can have substantial benefits for the next generation.

April 4, 2018

The EPA plans to scale back regulations  on auto emissions from cars and trucks, Stanford researchers examine how the decision could affect the national economy and policy landscape.

March 16, 2018

For the 15th year, our Economic Summit drew some of the biggest names in academia, business and policy to delve into the most pressing issues of the day.

March 14, 2018

SIEPR’s Alan Sykes discusses President Trump’s executive orders on steel and aluminum imports.

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