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November 16, 2017

To charter or not to charter? Is equity in education the new coconut water? How far are we from closing achievement gaps? The recent SIEPR Policy Forum on K-12 Education featured informative views on these topics.

November 6, 2017

SIEPR's Amit Seru finds that Obama’s 2009 mortgage-modification program would have helped 70% more homeowners if lenders had been better organized.

October 19, 2017

It was an endearing and enlightening day on the life of Kenneth Arrow.

October 17, 2017

In addition to sharing his insights on Hurricane Harvey and the national economy, Rob Kaplan met with a group of Stanford students for a discussion about economic policy.

September 19, 2017

Just as visiting researchers are settling in for the current academic year, SIEPR is also accepting applications for those interested in the 2018-19 Young Scholars program.

2017-18 predoctoral fellows
September 19, 2017

The start of the academic year is here, and an inaugural group of 28 predoctoral fellows and research assistants at SIEPR is all set for a rigorous journey ahead.

Shai Bernstein
September 18, 2017

SIEPR's Shai Bernstein explored the impact of private equity firms during the financial crisis of 2008 and found they appeared to be helpful rather than harmful amid the economic turmoil.

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August 14, 2017

SIEPR's Anat Admati skewers a few fallacies often advanced by politicians and regulators.

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August 4, 2017

SIEPR's Mark Duggan and Gopi Shah Goda talk about their latest research showing that the Affordable Care Act is not hurting the workforce, despite claims by the law's critics.

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August 2, 2017

A new study by SIEPR’s Susan Athey shows a disconnect between what people say they want and what they actually do when it comes to protecting privacy. Her work can inform policymakers thinking about how to regulate data sharing.

Pizza restaurant
June 22, 2017

Online platforms like Yelp are brimming with information, and SIEPR visiting scholar Michael Luca says the time is ripe for economists and policymakers to tap these treasure troves of data to enhance their work in informing policy.

Chetty and Grusky smiling in the lobby of SIEPR building
June 21, 2017

SIEPR’s Raj Chetty and David Grusky are influencing government policy and practice with revelations about inequality. Find out how in this Stanford Magazine feature about their ambitious...

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June 20, 2017

Despite improvements in education and social mobility, "profound racial and ethnic inequalities" still exist — and are sometimes even increasing — in areas like employment, health and housing.

Moritz Lenel accepts Landau Prize from Mark Duggan
June 6, 2017

The prize recognizes the best student-written working paper, which this year focused on the effects of unconventional monetary policy.

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May 31, 2017

Modern-day inventors — even those in the league of Steve Jobs — will have a tough time measuring up to the productivity of the Thomas Edisons of the past.

Mick Mulvaney in student talk
May 12, 2017

OMB Director Mick Mulvaney discussed economic growth, entitlements, health care and a fiery presidential tweet.

Stanford PhD candidate Shea Streeter talks to Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones about building trust between cops and communities
April 27, 2017

Students, scholars and crimefighters go beyond the daily headlines to examine America’s criminal justice system.

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April 19, 2017

International trade expert Dave Donaldson talks about being this year's winner of the award known as the "Baby Nobel."

April 12, 2017

With immigration such a divisive issue in America, Senior Fellow Ran Abramitzky examines some lessons learned from the Age of Mass Migration and says fears that immigrants cannot fit into American society are misplaced.

March 29, 2017

Many Republicans blame environmental regulations for choking the country’s coal industry.
But SIEPR Senior Fellow Charles Kolstad shows there are other — likely stronger — influences at work.

March 23, 2017

Growing polarization runs highest among older Americans — or those who are the least likely to get online, according to SIEPR researchers.

March 16, 2017

This year’s event took participants from the dark days of Wall Street and the Golden Age of Hollywood to the uncertain future of the world’s geopolitical shifts.

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March 8, 2017

In India’s paddy fields, a researcher with SIEPR's center for international development sees how data alone can’t tell the entire story.

February 22, 2017

Arrow, a senior fellow emeritus at SIEPR, is remembered for his pioneering contributions to economics and his gentle and nurturing spirit as a teacher.

January 19, 2017

The Fed chief talked about the board’s approach to monetary policy, crediting its decisions for closing in on full employment and stable prices.

January 18, 2017

Public schools dominate the new study’s list of top 10 colleges that channel kids from low- or middle-income families to the top 20 percent of American wage earners.

January 17, 2017

Research by SIEPR’s Matthew Gentzkow finds the most widely circulated hoaxes were seen by only a small fraction of Americans.

January 12, 2017

The event will be webcast live beginning at 5 p.m. on Jan. 19.

December 16, 2016

SIEPR’s Thomas Dee examined a World Bank community engagement program and noted its positive impact. But results varied for boys' and girls' schools.

December 15, 2016

Washington’s new political landscape set the backdrop for presenters focused on how national issues will play out in the West.

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