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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...

Dilapidated houses along a street with crumbling pavement
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.

Image of woman thinking about ideas
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.

Dave's portrait
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.

A farmer walks along his paddy fields as women immerse seedlings in the background
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.

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.