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December 8, 2016

Stanford researchers show today’s kids face tough prospects of being better off than their parents.

November 30, 2016

SIEPR’s Matthew Gentzkow talks about his new study showing why health care costs vary so widely across the country.

November 3, 2016

SIEPR’s Mark Duggan and M. Kate Bundorf join a conversation about what’s worked, what needs changing, and what the next administration should do about health care reform.

November 1, 2016

Stanford researchers have determined that more than 15 million children are living in high-mortality areas across 28 Sub-Saharan African countries, where death rates remain stubbornly high despite progress elsewhere within those countries.

October 29, 2016

SIEPR scholars joined policymakers, journalists and fellow academics to dig into the tensions between gentrification and affordable housing.

October 26, 2016

Florian Scheuer, a SIEPR faculty fellow, takes a new look at the wealthiest workers and how different tax policies can affect their productivity — and also correct for any unfair advantages.

October 17, 2016

Raj Chetty and David Grusky are the principal investigators of a project supported with a White House-sponsored $1.5 million grant.

October 10, 2016

Bengt Holmstrom was a SIEPR Distinguished Visitor and received his PhD and master’s from Stanford University.

September 11, 2016

Teaching economics to high school students can be daunting, but SIEPR helps teachers embrace the challenge with a fresh approach and new resources. The annual five-day Summer Economic Institute for Teachers, now in its 29th year, draws educators from California and beyond.

August 18, 2016

According to Maria Polyakova, a SIEPR faculty fellow, most Medicare Part D enrollees do not change their plans from year to year — even though plans can change drastically.

August 18, 2016

The availability of accurate and reliable information on the location of impoverished zones is surprisingly lacking for much of the world. SIEPR Faculty Fellow Marshall Burke is addressing that problem.

August 17, 2016

SIEPR’s John Taylor says lower tax rates, a host of reforms and free-trade agreements could give a much-needed boost to America’s economy.

August 2, 2016

Research by SIEPR Director Mark Duggan offers warnings about major mergers proposed by Anthem and Aetna. And the media and policymakers are taking note.

July 18, 2016

Research by Matthew Gentzkow shows the extent to which political speech reflects deep party divisions. The SIEPR senior fellow’s findings are based on a new analysis of more than 130 years worth of political speeches.

July 6, 2016

India's branchless banking program has led to an unprecedented increase in access to banks for the rural poor. But can it help households save?

 

June 28, 2016

As a professor and director of Stanford’s Public Policy Program, Bruce Owen has inspired generations of students.

June 21, 2016

About $400,000 in support is being given to 16 graduate students. The fellowships allow PhD candidates to conduct research and work on their dissertations without having to manage teaching responsibilities.

June 17, 2016

SIEPR Faculty Fellow Marcella Alsan examines the relationship between the Tuskegee experiment and medical mistrust among African-American men in the years following the revelation of the study.

June 8, 2016

Total spending on health care will amount to $3.4 trillion, an average of more than $10,000 per person. But experts at a SIEPR Policy Forum said a third of those costs go to waste.

June 8, 2016

David Brady, a political scientist and SIEPR senior fellow, is drawing from polling research and voting patterns to understand a campaign he says “is not going to be pretty.”

May 30, 2016

Giorcelli’s research focuses on the determinants of firm productivity and innovation, by using historical natural experiments and new collected data.

May 23, 2016

Levin’s research has focused on auctions and marketplace design, the economics of organizations and consumer finance. His current interests include Internet platforms, the health care system and ways to incorporate new datasets into economic research.

May 17, 2016

SIEPR Faculty Fellow David Chan learns what happens when doctors determine whom among them is better suited to take on the next patient, rather than relying on triage nurses to make the assignments.

May 10, 2016

SIEPR’s Pascaline Dupas has focused much of her research on how to increase the use of insecticide-treated bed nets by making them inexpensive and easy to get.

May 9, 2016

Grant Miller, a SIEPR senior fellow and director of the Stanford Center for International Development, investigates how a change in laws affected women's contraceptive use.

April 20, 2016

Working with economists and computer scientists, SIEPR Senior Fellow Paul Milgrom developed a first-of-its kind system to help the FCC make more broadband spectrum available for mobile devices.

April 15, 2016

In a blunt, sometimes funny speech delivered in accepting the SIEPR Prize for her contributions to economic policy, Alice Rivlin let loose on the political gridlock she says is keeping the American economy from reaching its fullest potential.

April 14, 2016

Gaps in social science knowledge of climate change constrain the policy impact of natural science research, a Stanford team argues.

April 8, 2016

SIEPR Senior Fellow Raj Chetty found that the link between income and life expectancy varies from one area to another within the United States. His new study also shows the gap between the country's rich and poor widened during the 2000s.

 

April 7, 2016

As the topic of income inequality reverberates across America, Raj Chetty’s research is helping ground the political rhetoric.

Chetty’s work puts inequality and social mobility under a microscope and traces their roots and consequences. And he is making an impact in the worlds of academia...

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