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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.

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.