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Chenzi Xu
December 2, 2021

By digging through old bank ledgers, SIEPR Faculty Fellow Chenzi Xu reveals the lasting impacts of financial crises.

November 17, 2021

Lawmakers have long debated a federal paid family leave law, and now, as the issue hits a critical moment of decision on Capitol Hill, new research by SIEPR's Maya Rossin-Slater indicates support for paid leave among small employers has increased.


November 16, 2021

As Congress prepares to vote on a social spending bill, SIEPR’s Jacob Goldin explains why economists are rallying behind the child tax credit.

Mark Duggan and Phillip Swagel
November 12, 2021

Phillip Swagel discussed the need for more research on policy-relevant topics and the importance of keeping the agency above the political fray during his daylong meetings with students and researchers.

November 10, 2021

SIEPR's Mark Duggan squares off against Andrew Yang, whose call for a universal basic income was the cornerstone of his 2020 presidential bid.


Muriel Niederle
October 29, 2021

SIEPR's Muriel Niederle is recognized for research on experimental economics and gender.

October 11, 2021

SIEPR Senior Fellow Guido Imbens gets a round of congratulatory greetings from Stanford colleagues for his Nobel win.


Guido Imbens
October 11, 2021

His scholarship helped change how social scientists do their work. Here's how.

Guido Imbens
October 11, 2021

Imbens and his co-winners were awarded the prize for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships.


October 11, 2021
SIEPR's Petra Persson and Maria Polyakova find that — on average — doctors and their close relatives adhere to medical guidelines just over 50 percent of the time. Meanwhile, the average patient complies slightly more than 54 percent of the time.
October 7, 2021

In plumbing the repercussions of America's medical debt crisis, SIEPR's Neale Mahoney examines the impact of a hospital financial assistance program and finds that people saddled with unpaid medical bills are less likely to seek needed health care.


Susan Athey
October 5, 2021

Two SIEPR senior fellows will serve executive posts at the AEA in 2022 — Susan Athey has been named president-elect, and Caroline Hoxby, co-vice president.

Jonathan Levin
September 30, 2021

Jonathan Levin has been tapped to join the White House advisory panel on science and technology.

California and Texas state flags
September 27, 2021

SIEPR’s fall Policy Forum went beyond the rhetoric of the rivalry between the Golden and Lone Star states to provide a closer examination and lively discussion of their economic policies.

September 6, 2021

A new study by SIEPR senior fellow Tom Dee shows students assigned to an ethnic studies course had longer-term improvements in attendance and graduation rates.

August 27, 2021

Using data science and machine learning concepts, SIEPR Senior Fellow Daniel Ho and a team of Stanford researchers identified disparities in COVID-19 testing and helped expand door-to-door outreach in a local Latinx community affected disproportionately by the pandemic. 

Liran Einav
August 10, 2021

As health care delivery evolves from the pandemic, SIEPR’s Liran Einav and his colleagues find that concerns over higher costs and lower-quality care from telemedicine may well be overblown.

August 9, 2021

SIEPR’s undergraduate research assistants and predocs don’t have to be committed to a career in economics. They just need to be curious and open to learning about the research process and the opportunities open to them.

August 9, 2021

SIEPR's Thomas S. Dee discusses new research examining the impact of school policies to go remote or in-person in 2020-21.

July 27, 2021

Consumer prices are rising and so are fears of inflation. SIEPR’s Monika Piazzesi weighs in on the pricing surge and potential warning signs.

Neale Mahoney
July 20, 2021

SIEPR’s Neale Mahoney sheds new light on the troubling extent of America's medical debt and finds individuals in low-income areas and in the South – in states that didn’t expand Medicaid as allowed under the ACA – are hardest hit.

Erik Brynjolfsson
July 19, 2021

SIEPR and the the Stanford Digital Economy Lab (S-DEL) are conducting research that will help evaluate how artificial intelligence and machine learning will impact the future of work in California.

Heidi Williams
July 6, 2021

SIEPR senior fellows Heidi Williams and Neale Mahoney share this year’s award that recognizes young researchers who have made significant contributions to the field of health economics.

Matthew Gentzkow
June 21, 2021

Social media and smartphone use rank above watching television, smoking and boozing in the top five things people think they ought to be doing less of.

June 14, 2021

Health economist and SIEPR senior fellow Maya Rossin-Slater is honored for outstanding work in supporting women at Stanford. 

Gopi Shah Goda
June 10, 2021

Goda, a senior fellow and deputy director of SIEPR, will serve as a senior economist as part of President Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers.

May 27, 2021

The annual Postdoctoral Fellows Conference, where up-and-coming economists present their work, is a hallmark of SIEPR's Young Scholars Program.

Gunn Building
May 20, 2021

SIEPR's new Director of Partnerships will play an instrumental role in working with external groups and organizations to engage our community of faculty, visitors, students and supporters in pressing economic policy issues. 

May 11, 2021

SIEPR senior fellow and law professor Mark Lemley discusses the wide implications of the trial now underway between the "Fortnite" game maker and tech behemoth Apple.

May 6, 2021

As the World Trade Organization considers waiving patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines, SIEPR Senior Fellow Lisa Larrimore Ouellette explains the proposal and how it relates to efforts to expand global vaccination.