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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.

June 3, 2019

New research by SIEPR’s Petra Persson and Maya Rossin-Slater shows the benefits of policies that allow for flexible paternity leave.

May 31, 2019

Experts and students discussed the federal deficit and student loans during SIEPR’s spring Policy Forum.

May 30, 2019

China owns nearly one-fifth of the global supply of robots — making it the world’s largest user of industrial robots — according to research by SIEPR senior fellow Hongbin Li.

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.