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May 24, 2018

As rhetoric, rather than research, often seems to frame the debate on immigration, the SIEPR event put facts in the foreground.

May 24, 2018

During the first policy hackathon at Stanford, 30 undergraduates played the part of policymakers thinking through the trade-offs and constraints facing housing-stressed communities across the state.

May 17, 2018

Following the U.S. Senate vote to restore net neutrality regulations, SIEPR Senior Fellow Gregory Rosston offers his perspective about the future of the internet. 

April 9, 2018

As a scholar, mentor and public servant, Timothy Bresnahan has made a tremendous mark in the world of economics. And what better way to celebrate his achievements than with an event named after the man himself.

April 5, 2018

The key player behind the 1986 tax reform legislation is the first former lawmaker to win the award, which recognizes people for their deep influence of economic policy.

April 5, 2018

Research by SIEPR’s Petra Persson and Maya Rossin-Slater suggests that policies that can reduce stress during pregnancy can have substantial benefits for the next generation.

April 4, 2018

The EPA plans to scale back regulations  on auto emissions from cars and trucks, Stanford researchers examine how the decision could affect the national economy and policy landscape.

March 16, 2018

For the 15th year, our Economic Summit drew some of the biggest names in academia, business and policy to delve into the most pressing issues of the day.

March 14, 2018

SIEPR’s Alan Sykes discusses President Trump’s executive orders on steel and aluminum imports.

March 9, 2018

Rice, a professor of political science at Stanford, said she was surprised to learn that Trump accepted an invitation from Kim Jong Un to discuss denuclearizing North Korea, and speculated that the announcement took many in his administration off-guard, as well.

February 27, 2018

SIEPR’s Larry Goulder discusses the implications of a range of US climate policy options in terms of their overall economic impacts and the distribution of these impacts across industries and households.

February 26, 2018

David Chan gains first-ever access to data showing the inner workings of an influential committee advising Medicare and finds that bias among its members has different effects from what critics claim.

February 7, 2018

SIEPR’s Victor Fuchs explains what a single-payer system could achieve, what would probably never happen, and why.

January 31, 2018

SIEPR’s Rebecca Diamond’s latest research explores a broad range of issues that might affect how and whether low-income consumers buy healthful foods.

January 9, 2018

The three-term Democratic senator worked across party lines to close loopholes, lower rates and simplify the tax code.

December 19, 2017

Research by SIEPR’s Grant Miller focused on girls in Malaysia, one of the first low-income countries to provide modern contraceptives on a large scale.

December 14, 2017

A new big data patent analysis by SIEPR’s Amit Seru shows that innovation bursts in the 1800s had greater social impact.

December 5, 2017

The findings by SIEPR Senior Fellow Sean Reardon come from a new analysis of data from all public school districts in the United States.

December 4, 2017

SIEPR Senior Fellow Raj Chetty and his colleagues say "there are many 'lost Einsteins'" — as their latest research shows how key factors behind who becomes an inventor are coming up short for women, minorities and children from low-income families.

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.

August 14, 2017

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

Stock image of health law document
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.

Sketch with examples comparing privacy to pizza
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.